Terry Morris serves as Eli Lilly and Company’s Associate Vice President for Racial Justice. After 20 years in information technology roles from Clinical Development to Global Services, in 2020, he took a DE&I role focused on addressing equitable opportunities for blacks and other marginalized communities, from jobs to health equity and beyond.
Terry not only embodies what hard work and values ingrained in faith and family can do professionally – he has reinvested his strengths back into the community through volunteerism and intentional impact – something he considers his life motto. Morris graduated from Florida A&M University in 2000 with a computer and information systems degree. He obtained a master’s degree in policy analysis from IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 2010. Terry has always had a passion for serving the community and teaching. He spent 15 years teaching at various colleges (Crossroads Bible College and IUPUI).
Terry serves on several community boards as a trustee (Martin University and Kingdom Apostolic Ministries). He also serves on the City of Indianapolis Information Service Board. He is the Immediate Past National President of the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA). He has served on the following boards: Indiana Black Expo (IBE), IUPUI Informatics Diversity Enhanced Workforce (IDEW), FAMU CIS Department Advisory Board, and the Center for Congregations. Terry lives in Fishers, IN, is married, and they have two children.