Mario Morris


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Mario Morris is the NCAA senior vice president of administration and chief financial officer. He joined the national office in September 2022, bringing a deep background of experience in college athletics and the financial services industry.

As senior vice president of administration and chief financial officer, Morris provides strategic leadership and oversight of all financial activity and administrative operations for the Association.

Prior to the NCAA, Morris was executive deputy athletics director at Notre Dame where he was responsible for the athletics department's core business and revenue-generation functions, including strategic financial planning, business operations, multimedia rights, apparel, fan engagement, corporate relations, business innovation, ticketing, marketing, hospitality, contracts, information technology, data analytics, athletics equipment, facilities and events. Morris also helped to lead the development of Notre Dame’s name, image and likeness policy. 

Before joining Notre Dame, Morris held a variety of financial management roles at Wisconsin. As CFO, Morris had primary oversight of Wisconsin's $150 million budget and financial operations. 

In 2021, he was selected as the College Athletic Business Management Association's manager of the year. In 2020, Morris was chosen for the NCAA Pathway Program, which is designed to elevate senior-level athletics administrators to the next step in their careers. 

Morris received his law degree from Wisconsin, his bachelor's degree in finance from Alabama and is currently pursuing his doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis at Wisconsin. He was a starting linebacker on Alabama's football team, playing on the Crimson Tide's national championship team in 1992.