Introducing Westminster College's 18th President Steve Morgan
June 1, 2015
Steve Morgan, who has been acting president since Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich announced his retirement in February 2015, has officially taken the reigns as president of the college. Morgan is a long-time administrator at Westminster, having devoted more than 30 years in the following positions: business manager, director of administrative services, executive vice president and treasurer, and vice president of institutional advancement. During his tenure, he led the growth of the college’s endowment to more than $70 million and directed fundraising for major construction projects, including the Giovale Library, renovations to the Gore School of Business and the Shaw Center, and the construction of the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory, the Dolores Doré Eccles Health, Wellness, & Athletic Center and the Meldrum Science Center. Morgan has served on the executive cabinet under six presidents at Westminster College.
“I am honored by the opportunity to serve in the role of acting president for Westminster College—a place that is truly dear to my heart,” said Morgan. “I want to express my gratitude to President Brian for his leadership and charting a bold course with our five-year strategic plan. I look forward to working with the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff in accomplishing the goals set forth by President Brian’s vision.”
Morgan has been with Westminster since 1981. Prior to his employment at the college, he was Controller for Weidner Communications and a senior auditor for Coopers & Lybrand. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah in 1978 and practiced three years with Coopers & Lybrand while becoming a CPA. He has been a director with the Pitney Bowes Bank since 1995, and is active with various not-for-profit boards ranging from the United Way to the Boy Scouts of America. Beginning in 1972 he served a two year LDS church mission in Mexico, and is fluent in Spanish. He is married to his high school sweetheart, has one daughter, two sons, and seven grandchildren, and lives in Sandy, Utah. Morgan’s wife, Sandy, and their three children are all Westminster graduates.