Former news publisher named to college post
From the The Brunswick News
A former newspaper publisher and experienced businessman will be the first executive-in-residence at the School of Business and Public Affairs of College of Coastal Georgia.
Reg Murphy, chairman of the college’s Athletic Futures Committee and vice chairman of the National Geographic Society, will play an important role in advising students on job searches, interview skills and career paths, said President Valerie Hepburn.
“Reg Murphy continues to be a significant catalyst for the college’s successful transformation,” Hepburn said in a prepared statement. “He brings tremendous experience and unparalleled accomplishment combined with true compassion and wise counsel for our students.
A Gainesville, Ga., native and current St. Simons Island resident, Murphy has had an extensive career in which he was chief executive of the National Geographic Society, publisher of The (Baltimore) Sun, editor and publisher of the San Francisco Examiner and editor of The Atlanta Constitution.
He also has served as president of the U.S. Golf Association and as chairman of several of the association’s committees.
Murphy’s wide range of experience is why Skip Mounts, dean of the school of business and public affairs, appointed him to the position.
“Executives-in-residence bring energy and unique perspective to campus by working with students to explore life paths and clarify career opportunities and by bringing their life’s experiences to classroom discussions,” Mounts said.
An executive-in-residence serves renewable one-semester terms.
Murphy, who writes a weekly public affairs column for The News, will begin his duties this fall.
|Release Date: 6/28/2012|
Source: The Brunswick News
|By MICHAEL HALL|