Trevecca alumnus Dr. Morris Stocks has been inducted into the 2023 Hall of Fame class of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA).
Stocks started his educational path at Trevecca, completing his bachelor’s degree in accounting. He continued with his education with a master’s degree in accounting from Middle Tennessee State University, followed by a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of South Carolina.
Stocks currently serves as a professor of accountancy at the University of Mississippi‘s Patterson School of Accountancy, and has been a professor at the University of Mississippi for more than 30 years. Stocks was named the first recipient of the Don Jones Chair of Accountancy, a position that serves as a tribute to the career and contributions of his former colleague, Don Jones.
He has also served in several administrative posts throughout his career, including associate provost, vice chancellor, accounting dean, provost and interim chancellor.
Stocks has embodied a life of leadership and service as a university educator, church leader and a member of Trevecca’s board of trustees. His commitment to his students has earned him multiple awards, including Professor of the Year twice. He has been a trusted, leading voice for Trevecca and continues to invest his time for the good of students and the university.
TICUA honors alumni from its member institutions who have made important contributions at the state level, nationally and in the world at large. Selected by their institutions, they are individuals who have contributed to the betterment of humanity through service, leadership and achievement.