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Giving to Merrimack

Timothy R. Murphy ‘88

By the age of 40, Merrimack alumnus Tim Murphy ’88 had made a successful career as an investment banker in New York, served as a strategic advisor to the Romney administration in Massachusetts, and was a key architect of Massachusetts’ landmark health care reform law.  Having experienced success and fulfillment in both the public and private sectors, Murphy carefully considered his next move.

Giving Back to Merrimack

In 2007, on the heels of his high-profile success in the Romney administration, Murphy was invited to bring his creative thinking back to Merrimack as a member of the Board of Trustees.

As a member of the board, Murphy has been involved in the development of the Agenda for Distinction.

“We have to compete against a number of institutions and so our value proposition has to be able to attract students,” he explains.  “We need to be rigorous and methodical about the kinds of students, programs, amenities and sports offered so that people see Merrimack as a place to invest their time and resources.”

Murphy encourages his fellow alumni to take a closer look at the plan to advance Merrimack and to support the effort to position the College to complete in the future.