Houston Baptist University will welcome Lisa Morris Simon for the Prince-Chavanne Distinguished Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Belin Chapel at HBU. The series highlights the role of Christian ethics in business; the event is free and open to the public.
Simon is chairman of Morris Strategic Investments and president of the Joella and Stewart Morris Foundation. She graduated with a BA from HBU with degrees in Math, Art and Education. Simon’s broad and consistent support for HBU includes serving as a member of the HBU Board of Trustees and chairing the school’s 50th anniversary Gala in 2010 with her husband, Jerry. Additionally, Simon has supported HBU’s Museums, is a member of The Guild, and has furthered the University in numerous ways through her involvement. Outside of HBU, Simon has served on boards and in organizations in Houston and beyond. She has backed causes including faith, health, women’s well-being, business, historical preservation, the arts, and international relations. For Simon, success is measured by the quality of one’s service and the relationship to the community in which one lives and works. Simon is the daughter of HBU founding father, Dr. Stewart Morris, Sr., and Joella Morris.