Reg Murphy

Brown Family Executive in Residence

Reg Murphy is the inaugural holder of the College’s endowed chair of the Brown Family Executive-in-Residence. As the College’s first executive-in-residence,  Reg Murphy engages students in conversations about work and life experiences, career interests and strategies, networking, and courses and extracurricular activities that can help prepare for various careers. Murphy himself has described the position as “sharer-in-chief.”

Murphy’s contributions to the College have been substantial. During 2009, he headed a campus-community Athletic Futures Committee that created the vision and strategy for athletics at the College, which had just become a baccalaureate institution. He is a two-time College of Coastal Georgia Foundation Volunteer of the Year award winner (2011, 2014), the moderator of the Coastal Conversations series on campus, and continues his work and advocacy for the College’s athletic department as a founding member of the Friends of the Mariners. The College’s Murphy-Kuchar Putting Green was named in honor of Murphy and golfer Matt Kuchar, another benefactor of the College campus sports program.

Reg Murphy is a great friend of Coastal Georgia, the College of Coastal Georgia, and the College’s School of Business and Public Management. A native of Gainesville, Georgia, Mr. Murphy has had a remarkable career in journalism and business, having served as president and CEO of the National Geographic Society, president and publisher of the Baltimore Sun, publisher and editor of the San Francisco Examiner, and editor of the Atlanta Constitution.

An avid golfer, Mr. Murphy joined the executive committee of the U.S. Golf Association in 1989, served as vice president of the USGA in 1992, chairman of the Championship Committee in 1993, and president in 1994. He co-chaired the World Amateur Golf Federation in 1994 and captained the U.S. team for the 1998 World Amateur Championship in Santiago, Chili.

The Reg Murphy Center bears Mr. Murphy’s name for all he has meant to the community, the College, and the School of Business and Public Management, but even more for the kind of man he is. He is a man of great intellectual honesty, integrity, and humility, and is devoted to serving the community. His name sets the standard for the work we do at the Reg Murphy Center.

Reg Murphy Center for Economic and Policy Studies was dedicated October 8, 2015. Please click on the link below to see the event.


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