Baker's 29th President | Dr. Lynne Murray
Dr. Murray is an administrative leader who has been consistently successful in raising the national and international profiles of educational and nonprofit institutions for more than 20 years, working collaboratively with community partners, initiating national and global partnerships, spearheading fundraising efforts and generating increased revenue.
Before assuming duties as Baker University's 29th president, Dr. Murray served as vice president of development, alumni and international relations at Gallaudet University, the world's only university for deaf and hard of hearing people. As vice president she was instrumental in setting the strategic direction for the university, fiscal management and securing private support to advance the institution. She worked intimately with the board, president and community to raise more than $79 million to support scholarships, faculty excellence and academic programs.
Dr. Murray has also worked at Georgetown University, where she was a key leader in the development and implementation of the 1789 Scholarship Imperative to raise $500 million by 2014. As a senior director for advancement, she was instrumental in raising $317 million in total gifts from 2008 to 2010. As the senior officer, she worked closely with deans, the president and vice president of advancement to develop a comprehensive engagement strategy for the Mid-Atlantic region and worked closely with university leadership and board members on implementation.
Before Georgetown, Dr. Murray worked at Johns Hopkins in corporate and community relations and as the director for Youth Service America where she was recognized in 1994 by then-U.S. President Bill Clinton for her leadership in creating awareness for youth service.
Dr. Murray began her career in public television as a producer and on-air personality, winning three national public television awards for individual giving, on-air fundraising, and overall development, 1992.
Dr. Murray earned her Ph.D. in special education administration from Gallaudet University, her M.S. in marketing from Johns Hopkins University, and her B.A. in English from St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Her husband of 18 years is Jeffrey "Jeff" Murray. Jeff has worked at Gallaudet University for more than 25 years in the fields of television and technology. An Air Force veteran, Jeff led the transformation of the American Legion on Capitol Hill and was recognized as Commander of the Year in 2008.