Joan Gabrielsen Morris (BS '80)
Chapter Director, Mountain Region
Joan graduated from BYU with a degree in Elementary Education and Child Development. Following graduation, she became a full-time wife and mother. She has enjoyed volunteering as a PTO president at her children's elementary, junior high, and high schools, and with the Idaho Literacy Project, co-writing “Read to Me,” a media program that encourages reading to children, distributed throughout Idaho.
Joan has a piano studio in her home and has taught private piano lessons for 14 years.
She has served in the church as a Primary and Relief Society president, stake and ward Young Women's presidency, ward organist and early morning seminary teacher.
She is married to Tom Morris (BS '79, JD '82) and has four children and five grandchildren. Three of her children and two of their spouses are BYU graduates and their youngest son attends BYU.
Prior to serving on the Alumni Association Board, she and Tom served for three years as co-chairs of the BYU Alumni Boise Idaho Chapter.