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Barbara Murphy

Barbara Murphy

President Emerita, Johnson State College

Barbara E. Murphy is the former president of Johnson State College and Community College of Vermont. She served as college administrator in the Vermont State Colleges for 30 years and is deeply committed to expanding access and success for students historically underserved by higher education. She assisted in the Vermont initiative “Change the Story” on the economic well-being of girls and women in Vermont. In 2016, Murphy was recognized by the New England Board of Higher Education with the Eleanor M. McMahon Award for Lifetime Achievement. A published essayist and poet, Murphy is a former or current board member of Vermont CARES, an AIDS education and service program; the Vermont Alliance for Non-Profit Organizations; River Arts, Morrisville, VT; the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning, and New England Foundation for the Arts. Her first collection of poetry, Almost Too Much, was published in April 2015 by Cervena Barva Press.

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