Don Morton

Vice Chair
State Board of Higher Education and Retired Fargo Site Leader at Microsoft
(701) 298-8682
4328 Timberline Drive
North Dakota
Appointment Term: 
Jul 1, 2013 to Jun 30, 2017

Don Morton is a senior director within Microsoft and a part of Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS), a group that develops the Microsoft Dynamics Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software solutions. In addition to leading the global Microsft Dynamics Academic Alliance team, Don is in charge of leading a team responsible for the Executive Briefing Center on the Microsoft campus in Fargo, N.D., and being the Site Leader for the Microsoft campus that employs over 1,700.

Don also serves on the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education. His second four-year term began on July 1, 2016.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Don was the assistant to the president and director of University Relations at North Dakota State University. He has a coaching background, serving as the head football coach at the University of Wisconsin, at the University of Tulsa and at North Dakota State University where he won four conference championships and one national championship. He also was named national coach of the year in 1983. Updated: 8.23.2016