Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business has found a new admissions leader. Lawrence Mur’ray, who currently serves as the senior assistant dean of graduate business programs at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, will take over at Tuck beginning at the end of August. Mur’ray will replace Luke Anthony Peña at Tuck. Peña had left back in September of 2020 to run admissions to Stanford University’s graduate scholars program.
Mur’ray is a noteworthy appointment for Dartmouth in that he will become the first African American admissions czar of the elite business school. Dartmouth, of course, made headlines this week for appointment its first female president in over a quarter of a millennium, Sian Leah Beilock. Beilock currently serves as the president of Barnard College of Columbia University. She will assume her post at Dartmouth on July 1, 2023.
As John A. Byrne writes of Mur’ray in a piece for Poets & Quants entitled “Dartmouth Tuck Finds A New Admissions Chief At Fordham,” “His Twitter feed betrays his interest in leadership, careers, and the future of work and business education, citing articles on those topics in Fast Company and Forbes. ‘People are at the heart of the Tuck experience, and that begins with identifying candidates who will thrive within our learning community,’ says Tuck Associate Dean Sally Jaeger in a statement. ‘Throughout his career, Lawrence has exhibited an exceptional ability to do exactly that—evaluate the whole of an applicant and determine if they are equipped for success.'”
Congratulations to Dartmouth College on these two history-making appointments!
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