Dr. Stewart Morris, Sr., Houston businessman and philanthropist, is known widely for his roles as president and co-chief executive officer of Stewart Title. He is a founding father of Houston Baptist University, serving an essential role in establishing the institution (then Houston Baptist College) in 1960.
Morris’ involvement in HBU has been ongoing. His giving makes him the largest donor in University history. His recent gift will establish the Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty at Houston Baptist University, allowing for the construction of a classroom building modeled after Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
Morris turns 99 years old this month, and the HBU community is honoring his continuing legacy with a statue dedication in his likeness on Wednesday, Oct. 24, on HBU’s campus, 7502 Fondren Road. Generous friends have donated to make the statue possible.
Events in and around the Joella & Stewart Morris Cultural Arts Center
Wednesday, Oct. 24, on HBU’s campus, 7502 Fondren Road
11 a.m.: Convocation Featuring Thomas Jefferson Portrayal
12:45 p.m.: Statue Dedication