Sinema Meets, Congratulates ASU’s Dr. Sally Morton on New Leadership Role

Aug 10, 2021

Dr. Morton joins ASU as Executive Vice President of Knowledge Enterprise, advancing research priorities and initiatives

WASHINGTON – Arizona’s senior U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema recently met with Dr. Sally Morton, who has been tapped to serve as Arizona State University’s Executive Vice President of Knowledge Enterprise, to discuss how Arizona can continue to lead in research and innovation.

“As a proud Arizona State University alumna and lecturer, I’m excited to welcome Dr. Morton to the ASU family. I look forward to our partnership and ensuring Arizona continues to lead in research and innovation,” said Sinema.

“Sen. Sinema is an invaluable leader on so many issues of importance to the state of Arizona, including research, innovation and economic development,” said Sally C. Morton, executive vice president for Knowledge Enterprise at Arizona State University. “Arizona is lucky to have Sen. Sinema as our advocate in the Senate, and ASU is lucky to have her as a member of the faculty. It was an honor to meet with her, and I look forward to continuing our conversation for many years to come.”

Dr. Morton, who succeeded Dr. Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, will serve as ASU’s Executive Vice President of Knowledge Enterprise—the first woman to serve in that role. Her responsibilities include enhancing ASU’s research competitiveness and forging strategic partnerships with the public and private sector. Dr. Morton previously served as Virginia Tech’s Dean of the College of Science. Dr. Morton holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from Stanford University, as well as a master’s in statistics from the London School of Economics.