Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Appoints Richard Morley as Chief Executive Officer
INDUSTRY, California, Nov. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the leading national organization aimed at motivating Hispanics to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), announced today the appointment of Richard H. Morley as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
After an extensive national search, Mr. Morley was selected because of his experience and knowledge of nonprofit operations, financial management, grant funding and management, and fundraising. He also has an extensive entrepreneurial background in training and development at his own company with scientists and engineers for more than 18 years.
Prior to joining SHPE, Mr. Morley was the executive director for Irvine Valley College (IVC) Foundation, serving 15,000 students. Previously, Mr. Morley was executive director of the Mt. San Antonio College Foundation, one of the largest Hispanic serving community colleges in the country with more than 65,000 students. Under his leadership, both the IVC Foundation and Mt. San Antonio College Foundation, exceeded their annual targeted growth rates, reached the highest total net assets for the first time in their history and implemented new programs that allowed for significant growth. Mr. Morley and his team were also responsible for tripling scholarships at IVC and quadrupling scholarships at Mt. San Antonio, including STEM scholarships.
Mr. Morley holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Alternative Education from Indiana University Bloomington and holds two of the highest earned distinctions in non-profit management, Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG).
“As we celebrate SHPE’s rich 40 year history and all the achievements this organization has accomplished, we are pleased to welcome Richard to our organization to move us further toward our vision,” said Barry Cordero, SHPE Board President. “Richard brings a strong set of skills that will enable SHPE to grow in membership, sponsors and make more of an impact in changing the lives of Hispanics in STEM.”
“I am delighted to join SHPE,” said Richard Morley. “From the days of owning my own company and working with scientists and engineers, to my work in philanthropy and STEM scholarships, I am honored to lead SHPE through this critical time of financial stability and exciting growth. As SHPE enters a new era, I look forward to being instrumental in shaping the organization’s mission, growing its membership and increasing the impact SHPE makes on a national level.”
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers offers a network of more than 400 chapters nationally. SHPE’s mission is to change lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. SHPE provides a variety of programming and resources including hosting the largest annual Hispanic STEM conference in the nation. For more information, visit www.shpe.org.