Becky Morgan has a lifelong interest in education; since her graduation from Cornell University with a B.S. degree in 1960, she completed an MBA from Stanford University in 1978 and was awarded honorary degrees from the Peninsula Law School, Golden Gate University, and Santa Clara University. She served in elected office as a member of the Palo Alto Board of Education from 1973-78 and as a member of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and the Santa Clara County Transit District from 1981-84, chairing each board for one year. As a supervisor, Morgan began the effort to build a new children’s shelter in the County, which was completed by her successor, Dianne McKenna. She was also instrumental in the construction of the new jail, touring other jails in the state and advocating its current location as the most efficient. Morgan’s most significant contribution in transportation was working to get Highway 85 constructed and making progress on the development of the light rail system.Becky Morgan served as a California State Senator from 1984 through 1993 representing the 11th District. Becky Morgan currently serves as President of the Morgan Family Foundation.