CLEMSON — The Clemson Alumni Association has selected Gregg F. Morton as one of its five new members to serve on its board of directors. His three-year term began July 1.

Gregg Morton

Gregg Morton

Morton, originally from Aiken, now lives in Clemson. He graduated from Clemson University in 1978 with a B.S. in administrative management and started his career with Southern Bell in 1978 in Charleston. Morton held various assignments with Southern Bell and BellSouth and in 2007 he was named president of AT&T South Carolina and later that year he was named president – AT&T Tennessee. In 2012, Morton was named president of AT&T’s Southeast Region. He retired from AT&T at the end of 2015. Morton has been involved in numerous community roles, including chairing the Tennessee State Chamber of Commerce, the Tennessee Business Roundtable and the United Way of Greater Nashville.

At Clemson University, Morton was a member and president of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and played various intramural sports. He has remained involved in the university by serving on numerous advisory boards and commissions, including the Board of Visitors. He is directly responsible for securing more than $1 million in gifts and contributions to Clemson, including the donation for the AT&T auditorium at the CU-ICAR campus in Greenville. Morton received the Distinguished Service Award in 2015, the highest honor given by the Clemson Alumni Association.

Morton is married to fellow Clemson alumna Cathy Thomas Morton (’79), and they have two children who also graduated from Clemson, Christopher (’06) and Katherine (’06, ’07).

The alumni board has 24 members and is the governing body for the Clemson Alumni Association. Primary responsibilities of the board include general oversight of the programs and initiatives of the association, financial audit and review, the establishment of governing policies and strategic planning.

The Clemson Alumni Association is an open-membership, nonprofit organization. Since its inception in 1896, the program has connected members of the Clemson family, inspiring pride, celebrating achievement, providing service and strengthening relationships. Learn more at