The Department of Marketing was pleased to host UND alumnus, Marv Morrison for a two week executive-in-residence program during the 2013-14 academic year.
"Mr. Morrison's wealth of professional experience provided a great experiential learning opportunity for our students. The dedicated time Mr. Morrison was able to spend with students in and out of the classroom enhanced the relevancy of what they were learning and how they could better prepare themselves for their careers. "Students get excited when they get to connect to the 'real world,'' says Dr. Mary Askim-Lovseth, professor and chair of marketing department.
Morrison graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science in business administration with an emphasis on management. Prior to retiring in February 2012, Morrison worked as the Vice President of Sales for Alcon Labs in Ft. Worth, Texas. He also held a variety of sales positions as a regional sales director for Dow Chemical, and a variety of sales management positions with Gillette.
While on campus, Morrison shared his experiences with students in relationship marketing classes and venture initiation classes. He had the opportunity to spend time with the Dakota Venture Group, and took part in a luncheon with a small group of students.
Morrison indicated he had been discussing the idea of coming back to campus with CoBPA Senior Development Director, Kim Woods for over 18 months. "Once you have come to end of your career one important thing is service," says Morrison.