School of Business Names Conference Room for Robert Murray '83

portrait of Elizabeth and Bob '83 Murray

Elizabeth Murray (left) and Robert E. Murray '83 (SUNY Geneseo photo/Matt Burkhartt)

SUNY Geneseo recognized Geneseo Foundation Board of Directors treasurer and Business Advisory Council member Robert E. Murray ‘83 for his extended and generous support of the College by dedicating the Murray Conference Room in the School of Business (SOB) in his honor.

In a special unveiling ceremony that preceded the President’s Gala, Geneseo President Denise Battles and SOB Dean Mary Ellen Zuckerman emphasized the lasting impact Murray’s outstanding service and philanthropy have had on the education and careers of students.

In addition to his leadership work on the Business Advisory Council and the Student Managed Investment Fund, Murray, a retired CEO and Vice Chairman of Graham Capital Management, has created a number of endowed scholarships and programs over the years.

Highlights include but are not limited to the creation of the Robert E. Murray ’83 School of Business Endowed Scholarship in 2017, from which three students have received a renewable award. In 2021, Murray and his spouse Elizabeth established the Robert E. ’83 and Elizabeth Murray Endowed Scholarship for rising juniors in the School of Business. In 2022, the Robert E. ’83 and Elizabeth Murray Endowed Career Exploration Award at the Career Design Center was established in addition to a significant gift for the Dean’s Opportunity Fund in the School of Business. 

Murray has been a member of the SOB’s Business Advisory Council since 2016, serving as a co-chair from 2018–2020. “Your advocacy for and mentorship of Geneseo business students and alumni through the years has been inspirational, and your impact has been far-reaching,” said Dean Zuckerman to Murray at the ceremony.


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