The Board of Trustees of Community College of Allegheny County today announced that Michael T. Murphy, Ed.D, of University Park, Fla., will serve as the institution’s interim president until a permanent chief executive is in place.
Murphy retired in 2004 as president/CEO of the College of DuPage, in suburban Chicago, one of the nation’s largest community colleges. Since his retirement, Murphy has served as interim president for Yavapai College in Prescott, Ariz. and Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Ill.
Murphy also was president/district officer, St. Louis Community College; chief academic officer, Harford Community College, Bel Air, Md., 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.
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.