KC Chamber names UMKC chancellor Morton Kansas Citian of the Year

University of Missouri-Kansas City Chancellor Leo Morton speaks at the 2010 opening of a library on UMKC's campus. Morton was named the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce's Kansas Citian of the Year for 2014, the organization's highest civic honor. | Courtesy of UMKC
UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton was named the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Kansas Citian of the Year for 2014. | Courtesy of UMKC

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce named Leo Morton, the chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, as its Kansas Citian of the Year for 2014. The chamber bestowed its highest honor on Morton on Tuesday night at its annual dinner, which drew a crowd of 1,900 to the Kansas City Convention Center.

Morton, the chancellor of UMKC since 2008, has helped strengthen ties between the university and the Kansas City business community. He has worked with the chamber on two of the organization’s Big 5 goals: making Kansas City the most entrepreneurial city in America and bringing the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance to the Crossroads Arts District.

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