Teaching requires not only knowledge and commitment, but also perseverance and continuous reinvigoration. The staff of Knowles, the Teaching Fellows, and the Senior Fellows provide an outstanding community of knowledge and support. I am pleased to be a part of that effort.”

Robert’s Story

Robert F. Morris, Jr. joined the Knowles Board of Trustees in February 2016. Mr. Morris received his education from The Haverford School and Princeton University. He began his financial career in 1964 with Merrill Lynch in New York. Two years later, he relocated to the Philadelphia region. Mr. Morris joined Kidder Peabody in 1980, where he worked with individual investors and smaller institutions. Kidder Peabody merged with PaineWebber in 1995. Subsequently, UBS Financial Services acquired the merged companies. Mr. Morris retired from UBS in 2012 as a Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager in the Portfolio Management Program.

Mr. Morris is active in several community-based organizations. Currently, he serves on the Board of Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown and the Executive Committee of the Garden State Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Morris is a member of the Advisory Board of the Presbyterian Historical Society headquartered in Philadelphia.

He and his wife, Peggy, live in Moorestown, New Jersey. They have two grown children and six grandchildren. In his spare time, Mr. Morris enjoys spending time with family, traveling, sailing, and the decorative arts.