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Gov. Eric Holcomb appoints J. Timothy Morris and Kyle Seibert to IU Board of Trustees

For Immediate Release Jun 2, 2023

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has appointed J. Timothy Morris, an Indiana University Kelley School of Business alumnus and founder and partner of Proprium Capital Partners, and Kyle Seibert, a Master of Public Affairs student in the IU O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, to the IU Board of Trustees.

Timothy Morris Tim Morris will serve a three-year term on the Board of Trustees. Photo courtesy of Tim Morris

“With their impressive service to IU, wealth of knowledge about the university and unique perspectives, Tim Morris and Kyle Seibert will be incredible assets to the Board of Trustees as they build upon IU’s reputation as a leading research university that strengthens our state and world,” Holcomb said.

Morris is the senior managing partner and chief investment officer of Proprium, a privately held real-estate-focused principal investing firm. Proprium and its affiliates manage funds for over 50 institutional investors, including government and private-sector pension and retirement funds, banks, family offices, and sovereign wealth funds.

Before launching Proprium in 2013, Morris spent 24 years working in various roles at Morgan Stanley, including most recently as managing director and chief investment officer of Morgan Stanley’s Real Estate Special Situations Funds.

Morris is a member of the IU Foundation Board and the Kelley School Dean’s Advisory Council. He was an early supporter and championed the launch of Sample Gates Management Inc. at the IU Kelley School of Business, the largest undergraduate student-managed real estate private equity fund launch in the United States, as measured by dollars raised. Morris also received the Indiana University Jeffrey D. Fisher Real Estate Legacy Award in 2019.

“IU played a vital role in launching my business career, and I’m honored to continue serving my alma mater as a trustee to ensure the same exceptional experience for all students,” Morris said.

Morris succeeds longtime trustee Harry Gonso, who was most recently appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2017. Seibert succeeds student trustee Kelsey E. Binion.

“Tim Morris and Kyle Seibert’s deep involvement with IU gives them an intimate understanding of the university, its strengths and its global impact,” IU President Pamela Whitten said. “Tim’s business acumen and Kyle’s relationships with fellow students will be incredibly beneficial for IU as we pursue our IU 2030 goals for student success, research and creativity, and service to the state and beyond.”

Kyle Seibert Kyle Seibert will serve a two-year term as student trustee. Photo courtesy of Kyle Seibert As IU student body president during the 2022-23 academic year, Seibert focused on improving safety, inclusion and well-being for the more than 40,000 students on IU Bloomington’s campus. He has also served as a committee member for the IU Civic Leaders Center and a resident assistant, and has been highly engaged in IU Bloomington’s seven-year strategic planning process as a representative on three working groups for IUB 2030. As student trustee, Seibert will represent students across all of IU’s campuses.

Seibert graduated with his Bachelor of Science in public affairs from the O’Neill School in May and will continue as a Master of Public Affairs student in the fall. He hopes to work in higher education after graduating from the program.

“I’m honored to continue my service to IU as student trustee,” Seibert said. “I’ve enjoyed connecting with people across our campuses to learn about their experiences and ideas for making IU a better place for all. I’m excited to build on that work.”

Morris will serve a three-year term, and Seibert will serve a two-year term, both beginning July 1.

The IU Board of Trustees has nine members. The governor appoints six trustees, including a student trustee; IU alumni select the other three members. All trustees, with the exception of the student trustee, serve three-year terms.

Voting in the current trustee election ends at 10 a.m. June 30.

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