06/21/2013 -- CCAC selects Michael Murphy as interim president

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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Board of Trustees has selected Michael T. Murphy, EdD, as interim president of the college. Dr. Murphy, of University Park, FL, was interim president at CCAC during the previous presidential search in 2007 and 2008.

“The Board is delighted to see Dr. Murphy returning to help us keep the college moving forward during this period of transition,” said Amy Kuntz, chair, CCAC Board of Trustees.

Dr. Murphy has served as interim president for several institutions since retiring in 2004 as president/CEO of the College of DuPage, in suburban Chicago, one of the nation’s largest community colleges. Throughout his career, he served as 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, MD. 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 authorized at CCAC’s June Board of Trustees meeting, Dr. Murphy has been hired as a consultant from the Association of Community College Trustees, which is also facilitating the search for a permanent president.

College employees have been invited to respond to a survey outlining expectations for the incoming president. Although national recruitment efforts will begin immediately, no reviewing of candidate application packages or interviews will take place until faculty and staff return to the college’s campuses and centers for the Fall 2013 semester.


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 155 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit www.ccac.edu to learn more.

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