AUB chairman emeritus since 2009 and trustee since 1985, Dr. Morris is the Alumni Professor Emeritus of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Formerly, he was chairman of the New York Academy of Medicine and of the Institute on Medicine as a Profession and a former board member of the Gladys Brooks Foundation and the Clark Foundation. Dr. Morris is chair emeritus of the Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown. He has held numerous leadership positions at Columbia University over 50 years, including the vice president for health sciences, vice dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine, interim chair of the Department of Medicine and interim dean of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was also the president/CEO of the Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Morris is a graduate of Notre Dame University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He received a Doctorate of Humane Letters from AUB in 2009.