Banker Jerry Morgan Appointed to ASU System Board of Trustees


Banker Jerry Morgan Appointed to ASU System Board of Trustees
Jerry Morgan (ASU System)

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Jerry Morgan, the president of First National Bank's Jonesboro-Paragould market, to the Arkansas State University System Board of Trustees. 

Morgan, a Harrisburg native who graduated from Arkansas State in 1992, will fill the remaining term of Dr. Tim Langford. Langford resigned in September after becoming chair of the UAMS Urology Department, the system said in a news release. The term ends Jan. 14, 2024.

Morgan has been in the banking industry in northeast Arkansas for more than 28 years and has been actively involved in Arkansas State's growth, ASU System President Chuck Welch said in the release. Morgan, who is the chairman of the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotions Commission, was heavily involved in efforts to develop the Embassy Suites Hotel and Red Wolf Convention Center.

“We appreciate Governor Hutchinson for selecting strong leaders and graduates of our ASU System institutions," Welch said. "We look forward to having Jerry’s financial and business experience on the board as we continue to strengthen and grow our statewide system.”

Morgan was an Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 honoree in 2007. He's also a former president of the Jonesboro University Rotary Club and board member of the Arkansas Bankers Association and Craighead County Community Foundation.

“Many of my career accomplishments are a direct result of the education and connections I was afforded from my time at Arkansas State University,” Morgan said. “I am grateful to Governor Hutchinson for giving me this opportunity to give back and serve my alma mater, as well as the additional outstanding ASU System institutions across Arkansas and in Mexico.”

Morgan holds a bachelor's in science and a master's in business administration from Arkansas State. He also holds a degree from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking from Southern Methodist University.