The Heroines

Linda L. Morrison

is honored with a Brick from Shirley & Don Beggs

I am extremely honored by the gift of a brick in the Plaza of Heroines given by Shirley and Don Beggs for my 60th birthday, November 4, 2007.

I have worked at Wichita State University for over thirty-six years. I started my career at Wichita State University in July of 1968 working in the Office of Admissions for Laura Cross, Director of Admissions. My position was that of word processor. I left WSU in June of 1974 and moved to Denver, Colorado. While in Denver, I worked for Dr. Paul Beck, an endocrinologist and dean of student affairs, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. When not working, I thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors and exploring the mountains. I returned to Wichita State in April of 1977 and worked in the Office of Student Life and Services for Dr. David Meabon. Then in April of 1979, I moved back to the Office of Admissions and worked for Dr. Stanley Henderson, Director of Admissions. In March of 1985, I began working in the President’s Office with Julia Lee who was executive assistant to President Warren Armstrong. In 1987, Fred Sudermann, Director of Governmental Relations, joined the President’s staff, and I became his assistant. I worked in the President’s Office for Fred until he retired in 1997 and then began working for Eric Sexton, who is now Executive Director of Government Relations and Board of Trustees. I have thoroughly enjoyed working for Presidents’ Armstrong, Hughes and Beggs and continue to enjoy working in the President’s Office in my current position as administrative assistant.

I was born in Wichita, Kansas, on November 4, 1947, to Vern and Lorraine Morrison. Dad passed away on December 24, 2000, and Mom lives in Sedgwick, Kansas. I have one brother, Douglas, who resides in Denver, Colorado. Doug has two children, a son, Justin, who is married to Diana, and a daughter, Cassondra. I will be a Great Aunt as Justin and Diana are expecting their first child in May, 2008.

I enjoy reading, yard work, playing golf, traveling with friends, singing in my church choir and all events involving WSU athletics.

Submitted by,

Linda Morrison
February 1, 2008