Barbara E. Murphy announced today that she will retire from her position as president of Johnson State College on June 30, 2015. President Murphy will retire after a 32-year career in Vermont higher education, having served as Johnson’s president for the past 14 years.
“Serving the JSC community has been an honor and a wonderful experience,” said President Murphy. “Over the past 14 years I have witnessed many great accomplishments by a committed, daring and engaged faculty and staff. I have seen our students succeed on campus and out in the world after graduation. And I have watched as the communities and towns around us have embraced and supported the college in its work. As I reflect on all of this, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be part of it, and I look forward to seeing the amazing work that will take place at JSC in future years.”
Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Timothy Donovan noted that President Murphy’s retirement, while well-deserved, will be a loss both to JSC and the state college system as a whole.