Leo Morton, president and COO of DeBruce Companies and board member of The DeBruce Foundation, was recently honored by American Public Square at William Jewell College.  

Morton received the 2022 Founder’s Civility Award in recognition of his commitment to the community and justice. The award honors the accomplishments of an extraordinary leader who demonstrated a commitment to bringing together Kansas City’s diverse community to engage in civil, fact-based dialogue.

Morton served as the chief executive officer at the University of Missouri – Kansas City for nearly 10 years. He earned a master’s degree in science management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering at Tuskegee University.