New housing complex named for donor

The residence hall complex being built at Broad and Cecil streets will be named after Board of Trustees member Mitchell L. Morgan and his wife, Hilarie.

Mitchell and Hilarie Morgan Hall, set to be finished building in 2013, will have a 26-story tower along with a 7-story mid-rise complete with a dining facility, retail stores and 1,200 beds.

Morgan earned degrees in business administration and law from Temple and has been a member of the BOT since 2002. As chair of the facilities committee, Morgan oversaw the Tyler School of Art move to Main Campus and the building of a new School of Medicine.

Morgan is a member of Temple’s Chairman’s Circle, recognizing donors that have pledged more than $1 million to the university. A $5 million donation from Morgan to the university was approved at the Dec. 13, 2011 BOT meeting.