Mark A. Murray Living Center
These living centers offer inviting housing primarily for upper level and graduate students. They were completed in 2006 and named after Mark A. Murray - Grand Valley's third president.
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Mark A. Murray was the third President of Grand Valley State University serving from 2001-2006. He received his bachelor's degree in economics and master's degree in labor and industrial relations from Michigan State University. Murray built a career with the government of the State of Michigan. Under Governor John Engler, Murray held the post of State Treasurer of Michigan. He led the development of the Michigan Merit Award and was policy advisor to the governor with an emphasis on school quality. He was also responsible for directing the Michigan Education Assessment Program testing.
President Murray holds an honorary doctorate from Eastern Michigan University, received the Donald L.Scantlebury Award for Leadership in State Government Finance in 1998 and was given the Michigan Public Servant of the Year Award in 1992. Murray left GVSU to become the president of Meijer Retail and Grocery Stores.
Mark and his wife Elizabeth established a Study Abroad Scholarship available to students through the Padnos International Center. The garden behind the Murray Residence Hall is the Elizabeth Murray Garden.
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