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Musette Sprunt Morgan

Memphis, Tennessee

Musette Morgan has taught at the college level and served on the Tennessee State Board of Education, where she chaired a Parent Involvement Initiative and the Committee on School Violence. Her lifelong interests in education and public service stem from a distinguished family history: Her great grandfather, William Walton Kitchin, was Governor of North Carolina from 1909-13, and another great grandfather, James Yadkin Joyner, was N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1902-19.

A native of Memphis, Morgan earned an A.B. in Education from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1976 and an M.A. and Ed.D. from Memphis State University (now called The University of Memphis).

At UNC-Chapel Hill, she served on the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council for the Carolina First Campaign. In 2003, she and her husband, Allen Benners Morgan, Jr. (B.A. in History, 1965), established the James Yadkin Joyner Fellowship in Educational Policy at the School of Education. They also funded a Parent Involvement Initiative in the School of Education and established the Morgan Family Writer-in-Residence Program in the College of Arts and Sciences.