John Morning has for over 30 years held leadership positions in a score of organizations, seeing the challenges and opportunities in fields as diverse as higher education, banking, philanthropy, the visual arts, theater and historic preservation.
A graphic designer in Manhattan since 1960, Morning specialized in publications and materials for leading arts, cultural and philanthropic institutions. Among them have been The Henry Luce Foundation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum for African Art, and the Schomburg Center of The New York Public Library.
Mr. Morning was a director of Dime Savings Bank of New York until 2002 and member of the Audit Committee, Nominating Committee and chair of the CRA Committee.
He was appointed trustee for a five-year term in 1997 to The City University of New York, a 17 member board of the third largest public school system with 180,000 students and 21 colleges at that time. Also, Morning is a trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
He has served as a Director and Chairman of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, as a trustee and Chairman of the Board at Pratt Institute, and as trustee of the oldest college owned and operated by blacks, Wilberforce University in Ohio.
John graduated from Pratt Institute with a bachelor of fine arts degree and attended the Harvard Business School Institute for Arts and Administration.