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Sheila Murphy has served as a senior student affairs officer at private colleges for over twenty years. She was the Dean for Student Life at Simmons College in Boston, where she was responsible for student services for graduate and undergraduate students. She has served as Vice President/Dean of Students at Bradford College, Mount Holyoke College, Mount Ida College and Russell Sage College. She is active in regional and national professional associations and has recently completed a term on the national board of NASPA, serving as the Vice President for the New England region. She has served on many accreditation teams and has consulted to a number of schools on issues of student affairs organizational structure; student affairs/academic affairs partnerships; developing multicultural communities; and developing high performing student affairs organizations.
Dean Murphy is a frequent speaker on issues of student affairs leadership and has taught in the graduate program in higher education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. She is a graduate of Stonehill College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.