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The New Dean of Students at the College of the Holy Cross

Michele C. Murray was named dean of students and vice president for student affairs at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, effective July 17. Since 2006, Dr. Murray has been vice president for the Division of Student Development at Seattle University in Washington State. Earlier, she held student affairs posts at Loyola University Maryland and the University of Vermont.

In accepting her new appointment, Dr. Murray said “I am thrilled to be joining the Holy Cross community. From my first interaction with the search committee and throughout my campus visit, the pride that students, faculty and staff feel for the College was evident. I have long admired Holy Cross, its commitment to excellence and its dedication to holistic student development, and I can’t imagine a better place to continue serving Jesuit higher education.”

Dr. Murray is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she majored in rhetoric/communications studies and psychology. She holds a master’s degree in higher education and a Ph.D. in education policy and leadership in higher education from the University of Maryland.


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  1. Marie Kovac says:

    WELCOME, Dr. Murray! You will also find a strong sense of love and pride among HC Alumni. Welcome to The Hill! Marie Winslow Kovac, ’84

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