DR. DEBBIE MURRAY
Vice President, Academic Affairs
Distinguished Professor of Education
Joining the Lee faculty in 1980, Dr. Debbie Murray served in the Helen DeVos College of Education for 33 years, until her recent appointment as VP. In addition to being a distinguished professor of education, she has served as dean of the HDCOE, department chair, director of Teacher Education Programs and director of Graduate Programs in Education.
In 1997 Murray was named Lee’s Alumnus of the Year by the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and in 2005, she received Lee’s Excellence in Advising Award.
A graduate of Cleveland High School, Murray attended Lee where she earned her BS in Mathematics. She later earned her MS in Special Education and her EdD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She and her husband Danny, the director of Voices of Lee, have three daughters, Kristen, Lauren, and Morgan; son, Britt; and seven grandchildren.