Morton College’s Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Dr. Stanley Fields as the school's new president following his approval at their meeting on Thursday, January 21, 2016.

“I am humbled and excited by this appointment,” Fields said after the vote. “I look forward to doing my part to take Morton College to even greater heights in academic success.”

Fields was selected from among four finalists from a pool of dozens of highly-qualified candidates, said Anthony Martinucci, board president. The long process to find the right candidate paid off, though.

“I am excited about this new chapter for Morton College,” Martinucci said. “I know he will make an excellent leader for Morton College.”

Fields received bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Tulsa. He later earned his PhD in education administration, also at Tulsa, while also serving as a principal in the Tulsa Public School District. Since then, he has served as an education administrator in both the South and Midwest.

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