President Skorton on the retirement of Vice President Susan Murphy


On Sept. 17, Vice President for Student and Academic Services Susan H. Murphy '73, Ph.D. '94, announced she would be retiring June 30, 2015, after more than 20 years of leadership in that role. She will remain at Cornell in a new role in the Division of Alumni Affairs and Development, assisting with alumni engagement activities and key fundraising projects through June 2016. President Skorton said of Murphy:

"I have been so fortunate to have Susan on my senior leadership team. Her talent, perceptiveness, innovation and judgment are simply unparalleled. Time and again, I have drawn upon her wisdom and insights, not only on topics that directly affect the student experience, but also on issues related to higher education on a national and even global scale. While Cornell will miss her leadership, the university will be fortunate to have the continuing benefit of her broad experience when she transitions to her Alumni Affairs and Development role next July."

Skorton will launch a national search for her successor later this fall. For more information, read the Cornell Chronicle article and media release.