Suzanne M. Murphy is Sarah Lawrence College’s new vice president for college resources. Murphy comes to the small liberal arts college for men and women from Marymount Manhattan College. As chief fundraiser for Marymount Manhattan since 1995, Murphy served there most recently as vice president of external affairs and enrollment services, having held various other positions since 1987. Murphy will lead Sarah Lawrence College in a new $75 million capital campaign to be completed by 2004. The campaign, "The Sarah Lawrence Difference: Preserve it. Enrich it," will provide funds to support the College’s unique pedagogy of donning and conference work and 9:1 student to faculty ratio. It will also fund the building of the new Monika A. and Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. Visual Arts Center being designed by Polshek Partnership LLC and scheduled to open in the Fall of 2004.
Murphy holds B.A. from Marymount Manhattan, an M.A. in organizational psychology and an Ed. M in education from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she is currently an Ed.D. ABD candidate in organization and leadership in higher education. She succeeds Jim Asp, who left the college in July for a position at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. President Michele Myers noted that the new vice president’s "experience, exceptional management talent, energy, motivation and personal qualities will be key in continuing our success in meeting our campaign goal."