Recently Retired Antioch University Chancellor Honored by Board of Governors

YELLOW SPRINGS, OH – Recently retired Antioch University Chancellor Dr. Toni Murdock has been granted Chancellor Emeritus status by the University’s Board of Governors at its Annual Meeting in June. Dr. Murdock retired as the University chancellor on June 30 after seven years in this role and a total of 15 years of service at Antioch.

According to Board Chair Larry Stone, the Board wanted to express its deep appreciation for Dr. Murdock’s commitment to education and to Antioch. To receive the title of Chancellor Emeritus is to be recognized for providing distinguished service to the university system that goes beyond the normal responsibilities of the appointment, and has had extraordinary impact on the university and the broader community. The Board unanimously agreed that Dr. Murdock “has unquestionably met this criteria.”

“My tenure at Antioch has been an incredible daily leadership lesson and a dream come true that I would not trade for anything,” wrote Dr. Murdock when she announced her retirement in November. “Together we have written a new chapter in the story of Antioch university. We’ve worked hard together, struggled a little, too, and we have much to celebrate.”

Dr. Murdock was named chancellor in 2006 at a time when the University was facing a number of challenges. During her tenure, the University achieved a new era of governance and financial stability. Antioch’s tuition revenues and endowment grew. A university-wide strategic planning process was implemented to unite the five campuses. Antioch also launched a number of online academic programs and internationalized the campuses and curriculum.

In March 2012 the Board of Governors named Felice Nudelman as the University’s fifth chancellor. “Dr. Murdock is an innovative thinker who has worked tirelessly to support, promote, and advance both the University system and each of the five Antioch University campuses,” Chancellor Nudelman said.

Previous to being named chancellor in 2006, Dr. Murdock represented Antioch University Seattle as president from 1997-2006.   A career educator, Dr. Murdock was also the associate provost for Programs & Planning at Seattle University from 1989-1997, assistant dean for the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Arizona, director of recruitment and public relations, and assistant professor of history at Western Wyoming College in Rock Springs.

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About Antioch University: Inspired by the work of pioneering educator Horace Mann, Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice.

With locations in Keene New Hampshire, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Seattle, and Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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