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Martin University congratulates Board of Trustee member Terry J. Morris, who will receive the Social Justice Leader Award as one of the 2024 Champions of Diversity. The award is being presented by Indiana Minority Business Magazine and Minority Business Review, which expands the honor nationally.

Morris has been a Martin Trustee since 2019 and serves as Board Secretary. He is a member of the Board Executive Committee, Committee on Trustees, and Campus Infrastructure and Technology Committee.

He has worked at Eli Lilly and Company for 23 years and was recently named Associate Vice President for Clinical Experience Tech. In this role, he is an information technology and results-oriented team leader who leverages modern technology in the global and regulated environment. Previously, he was Lilly’s Associate Vice President, Racial Justice. In 2018, he was named to the distinguished list of the Indianapolis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 community leaders while serving as National President of the Black Data Processing Association.

“We are extremely proud of Terry and congratulate him on being named a 2024 Champion of Diversity and receiving the Social Justice Award by the Minority Business Magazine and nationally known Minority Business Review,” said Dr. Sean L. Huddleston, President of Martin University. “Social justice is at the very core of the teaching and mission of Martin University and Terry’s background and passion for it is one the many contributions he makes as a valuable member of our Board of Trustees.”

Morris is one of 20 individuals, companies, and organizations that have shown outstanding dedication to promoting diversity in Indiana. They will be recognized at the 17th Annual Champions of Diversity Awards Ceremony on Friday, January 12, at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis, beginning with a 6:30 p.m. dinner. A complete list of diversity champions and event details can be found at

Founded in 1977, Martin University is Indiana's only Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) of higher education. It is steeped in a history of service, and its mission is to educate and develop diverse workforce-ready students in an inclusive, supportive, and collegiate environment. Martin University's vision is to elevate the landscape while providing transformative opportunities, inclusive support, and service to our communities.


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