September 17, 2014

Students: Murphy ‘Genuinely Cares’ for Cornell Student Body

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Many Cornellians expressed shock upon learning of the departure of Susan Murphy ’73 Ph.D. ’94, vice president for Student and Academic Services.

Alumni who worked with Murphy through the Meinig Family Cornell National Scholars program — a program for which Murphy serves as an executive mentor —  described her as a “compassionate” and “involved” mentor.

Jordana Gilman ’14, a mentee from 2011 to 2014, said Murphy “genuinely cares” about student life.

“Murphy has been at the center of student life at Cornell for so many years and has been an incredible resource, ally and inspiration for students,” Gilman said. “She genuinely cares about students and our goals,” Gilman said.

Susan Murphy in 2012 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Barnes Hall. Min Bu / Sun File Photo