Louis Richard Morrell, age 76, of Wilmington,NC passed away April 28, 2013 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.
Mr. Morrell had a long career in higher education and had lectured and written extensively about all aspects of higher education.He had numerous articles and book chapters published relating to endowment and retirement fund investment matters. The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) awarded him the Neal O. Hines Publication Award in 1991 and the Rodney H. Adams Award in 1997 for exceptional contributions to professional development and research activities in the field of college and university endowment and investment management.
He served as Vice President for Investments and Treasurer from 1995 to 2007 at Wake Forest University.
Prior to joining Wake Forest, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and in similar capacity at Radcliffe College (Harvard University). He started his career at Smith College where he served as Controller and then Assistant Treasurer for seventeen years.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ruth Ann; a son, Stephen and wife Marguerite; grandchildren, Stephen Louis and Christopher; a brother, Michael and his wife Chris; brother-in-law James Ruby and his wife Charlene.
A Memorial service to honor Lou will be held 10 AM Saturday May 18, 2013 at Wrightsville United Methodist Church, 4 Live Oak Drive Wrightsville Beach,NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wake Forest University c/o University Advancement PO Box 7227 Winston-Salem,NC 27109 for scholarship purposes or to Wrightsville United Methodist Church, 4 Live Oak Drive Wrightsville Beach,NC 28480.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099