Meet David Morris
My name is David Morris. On Feb. 1, I celebrated my three-year anniversary as a member of the Residence Life department, serving as the Assistant Director of Housing Operations. In this position, I serve the Housing Operations team as the immediate supervisor of the Residence Life Housekeeping team. In addition, I assist, as needed, with all things housing on campus and special projects related to housing. My office is located in the Residence Hall D Suite on the second floor.
I grew up in the Pocono Mountains in Eastern Pennsylvania (Go Eagles). After graduating from Western Wayne High School, I moved to York, Pennsylvania, to attend Penn State. In 1983, I entered The Salvation Army College for Officer Training in Suffern, New York, and received my Officer Commission in 1985. From there I spent the next 11years serving in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Georgia and then settled in North Carolina in 1996. While living in Georgia, I did get to attend some of the 1996 Olympic Games. Living in North Carolina has been my favorite place to live.
I came to UNCSA having served as the Director of Maintenance and Environmental Services in Senior Living. My first opportunity was a facility with 39 semi-private rooms in Assisted Living with Memory Care and my second opportunity was a facility with 136 apartments (studio to 2 bedroom apartments) in Independent Living with Assisted Living. Both were great experiences. Coming to UNCSA was the reverse of Senior Living. Instead of dealing with the children of the parents we cared for, I now deal with the parents of the children we care for.
In August, my wife Janet and I will celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. We have two children, a daughter Rachel (2015 UNC School of Journalism graduate) and a son Ryan (2017 UNCSA School of Filmmaking graduate). On Nov. 23, 2018, we celebrated the marriage of our daughter and her husband Michael. What a great day for our families. On Feb. 9, 2019, we celebrated the marriage of our son and his wife Victoria. Another great day for our families. Now on to the next stage of life…grandchildren. No rush!
During our free time, we like to plan weddings, travel to the beach and mountains, visit family and work around the house. We also enjoy riding our bikes at Salem Lake. Last summer and fall we went to the Virginia Creeper Trail and the New River to ride our bikes. What makes these trips more meaningful is we took them after my triple bypass surgery in February of last year.