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May 22: Michael Murphy Named Vice President For Campus Affairs


Ken Walters                           

Michael Murphy Named Vice President
For Campus Affairs at Carnegie Mellon

Michael MurphyPITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University President Jared Cohon has named Michael Murphy vice president for Campus Affairs, effective July 1.

Murphy, an associate vice president at Carnegie Mellon since 2005, succeeds Vice President for Enrollment William Elliott, who will retire on June 30 after 38 years with the university.

"I can't think of a better person to fill this role than Michael Murphy," Cohon said. "He has big shoes to fill, but I'm very confident that he'll succeed in this role as he has in the many others that he's held."

Murphy will take on Elliott's responsibilities, which include overseeing the departments of Student Affairs, Athletics, Institutional Research & Analysis, Housing & Dining, Enrollment Services, Enrollment Systems, Facilities Management Services, Campus Services, the University Center and University Police. The Admissions Department, which Elliott also oversaw, will report directly to Provost and Senior Vice President Mark Kamlet.

"Michael's knowledge of this university, his loyalty and dedication to Carnegie Mellon, his open-mindedness, his ability to think strategically and his compassion for students make him an excellent choice," Cohon said.

Murphy has been a member of the Carnegie Mellon community for 26 years. He came to the university in 1982 as an area coordinator for Housing Services. Three years later, Murphy became director of Residence Life, and he was appointed Student Ombudsman in 1988. In 1990, Murphy was named dean of Student Affairs, a position he held until becoming an associate vice president in 2005.

Murphy received a bachelor's degree in economics in 1981 at the University of Virginia, where he also earned a master's in education and counseling the following year. Murphy continued his education at Carnegie Mellon, where he earned a master's degree in public management in 1986. In 2004, Murphy received his doctor of education degree from the University of Pennsylvania.