Dean, Helen DeVos College of
Education Distinguished Professor of Education
Dr. Murray, appointed as the
first dean of Lee’s Helen DeVos College of Education, has been a member of the
education faculty since 1980.
In addition to teaching, she has
also served as department chair, director of Teacher Education Programs and
director of Graduate Programs in Education. Under her leadership as dean, the
program has enjoyed sustained success and growth, and throughout her tenure,
she has set an example for all as a superb classroom teacher and mentor to
several generations of students.
In 1997, she was named Lee’s Alumnus of the Year from the Department of Natural
Sciences and Mathematics, and in 2005, she received Lee’s Excellence in
She and her husband Danny, who is a
member of Lee's administrative staff, have four children: daughters, Kristen,
Lauren, and Morgan, and son, Britt, and two grandsons.