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Who: Stan Morrison
What: Pick Power Breakfast (PPB)
Where: Riverside City Hall, 7th Floor Conference Room, 3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501.
When: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 7:30-8:30am
Why: To come together as a team and have a conversation with this month's featured speaker, Stan Morrison.
Mr. Morrison is nationally known for his work as a head basketball coach and as an athletics administrator. Stan Morrison led the UC Riverside Highlanders in the transition to Division I. Morrison joined UCR in August 1999, an appointment that then Chancellor Raymond L. Orbach described as "one of the most significant in UCR's distinguished athletic history." As director, he oversaw all aspects of the Athletics program and guided UCR through the transition into Division I, including the selection of the conference of choice and the expansion of sports programs.
Prior to UCR, he served as vice president for The Dudeck Group, an executive effectiveness-coaching program for high achieving individuals. He has achieved national recognition as a basketball coach and athletics administrator at four Division I universities -- San Jose State, the University of Southern California, the University of Pacific, and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also has worked as a sports broadcaster.
In the spring of 2006, Morrison was appointed to the NCAA Men's Basketball Committee. The committee is responsible for the oversight and administration of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, including selecting the 68 teams that participate. The Basketball Committee was intimately involved in securing a 14 year, 10.8 billion dollar contract with CBS and Turner Broadcasting. His five-year appointment to the 10-member committee began on September 1, 2006 and ended in June, 2011.
Morrison first gained national attention as a center for the University of California, Berkeley, as the Bears won the NCAA title in 1959 and were runners-up in 1960. After earning a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1961, Morrison was a European All-Star and helped the Real Madrid team to the European Cup finals. He returned to Cal in '62 as a graduate assistant and played AAU basketball for the San Francisco Olympic Club, earning All-American honors.
Morrison has served the last 20+ years as Chairman of the Board for High Five America, a San Diego- based organization, which uses basketball as a vehicle to combat gang violence, drug, and alcohol abuse issues. He currently serves as president of the board of trustees for Olive Crest, group homes for abused teenagers. Morrison serves on the executive board of the Inland Empire Boy Scouts of America, on the board of directors of the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center, on the board of directors of ARC Riverside County, and as a board member for The Unforgettables which provides dignified burials for children from poverty stricken homes. Morrison was event chair for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night event on the UCR campus. He serves on the American Diabetes Association “Father of the Year Gala” Committee for the Inland Empire.
After retiring from UC Riverside on August 15, 2011, exactly 12 years to the day after joining the Highlanders, Morrison was invited to join Security Bank of California as Senior Vice President for Business Growth. He accepted that position in late October of 2011 and serves on the Riverside Downtown Partnership for the bank. Additionally, Morrison is now a member of the Mission Inn Foundation Board of Directors in Riverside.
Full biography can be found at our website. (Biography Source: Stan Morrison.)
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