Speaker: Lawrence J. Mur’ray II, Senior Assistant Dean
Organisation: The Gabelli School of Business
Time: 13:45 - 14:15
Synopsis: Overview of the graduate business education in the US and why it still has a strong return on investment.
Bio of speaker: In 2016, Lawrence Mur’ray joined Fordham University as the Senior Assistant Dean of Graduate Business Programs at the Gabelli School of Business. At the start of his tenure with the Gabelli School, Lawrence's primary areas of responsibility included recruiting and admissions, student engagement, and academic services in a graduate division with more than 15 academic programs and 2,000 students. In August 2018, with the simultaneous launch of 3 online business masters, Lawrence's primary focus shifted to the broader scope of strategic enrolment management for the graduate division of the business school.
Prior to joining the Gabelli School of Business, Lawrence spent more than 10 years as the executive director/assistant dean of undergraduate business programs at the top-ranked Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There, Lawrence was responsible for end-to-end operations including admissions and recruiting, student engagement, academic services, global partnerships and initiatives, and career and professional development. Other previous roles included 5-years at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and several university-wide leadership roles at his alma mater, the University of Arizona. Before moving into higher education, Lawrence held several business strategy and operations roles in Tucson, Arizona.
Lawrence participated in college athletics and graduated from the University of Arizona with undergraduate degrees in political science and psychology. He completed graduate degrees in organisational development and business administration. In 2020, Lawrence will pursue a doctorate with a focus on educational leadership/management.
He lives in New York City with his partner and enjoys sports, travel, live music, technology, reading, and spending time with friends and family.