Sybil Haydel Morial

Title: Vice President of External Affairs (Retired)
Company: Xavier University
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States


  • Advocates for Science and Mathematics Education, Inc. (board of trustees, 2005-2018)
  • Affiliated Louisiana Women’s Forum
  • Amistad Research Center (1970- Present) (board member, 1980-Present)
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana and HMO Louisiana, Inc.
  • I’ve Known Rivers Afro-American Pavilion Louisiana World Exposition (president, chair 1982-1985)
  • International Women’s Forum
  • Liberty Bank and Trust (secretary of the board member, 1980-Present)
  • Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp (chairman)
  • PICO National Network
  • Southern Institute for Education and Research
  • The Links, Inc.
  • The National Arts Committee and Humanities Youth Program
  • The Public Law Center


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020)
  • Recipient, 42nd Ben Smith Award, American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana (2020)
  • Author, “Witness to Change: from Jim Crow to Political Empowerment,” Blair Publishing (2015)
  • Recipient, Martin Luther King Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Recipient, New Orleans Legend Award, City of New Orleans
  • Recipient, The ALIOT Award, Faulkner Society
  • Recipient, The Louisiana Legend Award, Louisiana Public Broadcasting
  • Recipient, Women of Power Award, National Urban League

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