Lee College president Murphy announces resignation

Lee College President

BAYTOWN- After three years of dedicated service, Lee College President Michael Murphy has announced that he will not request an extension of his contract from the Lee College Board of Regents.
Dr. Murphy’s contract expires on Jan. 4, 2012.
The eighth president of Lee College, Dr. Murphy took office on Jan. 5, 2009. He brought more than 20 years of experience to the position. Prior to joining Lee College, Dr. Murphy served as a consultant for the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). During his tenure at ACCT, he served as interim president at three institutions.
Additionally, Dr. Murphy has also served as president/CEO of the College of DuPage, in suburban Chicago, one of the nation’s largest community colleges. He also served as president/district officer at St. Louis Community College; chief academic officer at Harford Community College and dean at Towson University’s College of Continuing Studies in Baltimore.

He has also taught business and behavioral sciences at university and community college levels. Dr. Murphy holds a doctorate in higher education administration and a master’s degree in student personnel administration from Indiana University, Bloomington; a master’s of business administration from Loyola College; a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Towson University; and a certificate in educational management from Harvard University.
As his time on campus draws to a close, Dr. Murphy cannot help but fondly reflect upon his experiences here.
“I am grateful for having had the opportunity to serve Lee College, its students, and the citizens of Baytown,” he said.