Distinguished Alumni 2006
Wendell Morse graduated from USU with his Bachelor of Science degree and attended graduate school at the University of Illinois. He worked as a landscape architect in Alberta, Canada and returned in 1969 to Logan where he was the Campus Planner for Utah State and an instructor in LAEP. In 1982, he became the Director of Campus Planning.
As Director he prepared and secured approval for the campus master plan. He was responsible for implementation, refinement and revisions during a time of significant growth and improvement. The USU campus we see today is a direct result of Wendell’s leadership. Professor Johnson said, “before Wendell’s plans were implemented the campus was a collection of city blocks with traffic to contend with.” He was named University Professional Employee of the Year in 1998.
Wendell has also worked as a private consultant on projects such as the Eccles Ice Arena, the Cache County Office Building and Court House renovation and the new Logan Fire Station.
Wendell retired from his position as Director of Development Services and County Wide Planner for Cache County.
Wendell and his wife, Linda are members and past co-presidents of the Utah State University Old Main Society and serve on local committees for fund raising such as the Children’s Library for Hyde Park.
His additional interests include travel, art collecting, gardening, skiing and tennis.