Morrison named Panthers President

Danny Morrison (Photo courtesy of the Carolina Panthers)
Danny Morrison (Photo courtesy of the Carolina Panthers)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Danny Morrison has been named as the President of the Carolina Panthers.

For the last four years, Morrison has served as the Director of Athletics at Texas Christian University.  He will be starting his new position with the Carolina Panthers in one month.

This news comes one day after the Panthers announced the resignations of Team president Mark Richardson and Stadium president Jon Richardson.

Morrison became involved with the Panthers during the team's inaugural 1995 season at Wofford College.  In his role as Director of Athletics at the college, Morrison was able to launch a fundraising effort which allowed the college to refurbish its facilities to host an NFL training camp.

The Panthers just completed its 15th year of training at the camp and it has the reputation as one of the best training camps in the NFL.

"We are very familiar with Danny and he is very familiar with our organization," says Richardson. "He has been successful as a college administrator and commissioner and brings a business expertise and sense of community that fits the position perfectly."

Morrison will be responsible for the Panthers business operations and Bank of America Stadium business interests.  He will also represent the team in many league matters.

"We have been blessed to be part of the TCU and Fort Worth communities for the last four years. I have had a wonderful experience working at Texas Christian with Chancellor Boschini and the entire staff at the university. Leaving is not easy, but working with Jerry Richardson and the Carolina Panthers is a tremendous opportunity," says Morrison. "I am thrilled to be joining an organization I have followed closely since its inception. Meeting the high standards that Mr. Richardson sets is a challenge I embrace."

Morrison is originally from Burlington, NC.  He graduated from Wofford College in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics.  He earned a Masters of Education in administration from the University of North Carolina in 1981 and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of South Carolina in 2000.

Morrison and his wife, Peggy, have two children.