Fresno’s Christopher Morse has been elected to the board of governors of the California State University, Fresno Foundation, a private, nonprofit public benefit corporation established in 1931.

The foundation’s mission is to advance the University’s strategic objectives by encouraging philanthropy, inspiring leadership and promoting fiscal accountability. The foundation is responsible for management of the financial activities relating to sponsored research grants and contracts, acceptance of gifts and donations and oversight of investments that include a $124 million endowment portfolio.

The 33-member board includes community members who represent a diverse array of business and industry expertise.

Morse is the partner in charge of the Fresno office of accounting firm Moss Adams, which merged July 1 with his prior firm of Morse Wittwer Sampson, LLP.

He received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Fresno State in 1988 and started working in public accounting later that year. He became a partner in a local accounting firm and later was a founding partner in his own firm.

He is a member of both the national and state societies of public accountants and is on the board of the State Center Community College Foundation and San Joaquin Country Club.

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