Racial Equity Fund Named in Honor of Katherine Morrison

By Kelly Hand

The AAUP has named a special fund that provides grants to AAUP chapters and state conferences to support programs that promote racial equity at the chapter, confer­ence, campus, or state level in honor of Katherine Morrison.

A longtime AAUP member, Morrison died in March 2023 at the age of fifty-one from complica­tions related to diabetes. She was a popular professor of health and wellness at Curry College and served on the executive committee of the AAUP’s Collective Bargain­ing Congress, the elected body that represented members of AAUP collective bargaining chapters prior to the Association’s 2020 organizational restructuring. As a member of that committee, Morrison helped to inspire the AAUP’s journey toward addressing racial inequity and pursuing racial justice in higher education and in the Association.

Information about applying for grants, which are available to all AAUP chapters and state confer­ences in good standing, is available at https://www.aaup.org/chapters/resources-all-chapters/katherine-morrison-racial-equity-fund.