Ann Marie Murray, Ph.D.
Dr. Ann Marie Murray has served as president of Herkimer County Community College since August 2008. Dr. Murray led the development and implementation of a five-year strategic plan as well as institutional assessment and learning outcomes assessment plans and a successful Middle States reaccreditation process. Under her leadership, the College has implemented several new academic initiatives and policies; established an Academic Senate; increased community education offerings; and established the new Gaynor Science Center, the Teaching and Learning Collaborative, and the Center for Global Learning.
President Murray has an extensive background in higher education and mathematics education, both as an administrator and as a faculty member. Previously, Dr. Murray served as vice president for academic affairs at Broome Community College where she was responsible for the oversight of all academic programs and academic functions of the college. Dr. Murray also spent 24 years at Hudson Valley Community College where she held the positions of dean of business and engineering and industrial technologies, associate dean of academic services and department chair for mathematics and science and engineering science after teaching mathematics for 19 years, having moved up in rank from an adjunct to full professor.
Dr. Murray holds several degrees from the University of Albany, including a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Arts in Advanced Classroom Teaching, Master of Science in Instructional Technology, and Certificate of Advanced Study in Education Theory and Practice, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY.
Dr. Murray is a tireless advocate of higher education, regional economic development and the community at large. She serves on the boards of the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield Utica-Watertown Regional Advisory Board, Community Foundation, Genesis Group and Mohawk Valley EDGE, and also serves on the advisory boards of the Herkimer Community Museum and Herkimer Now.