Murray Decock ’80
Senior Vice President for External Relations, Advancement and Initiatives
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Murray Decock has served as vice president of the Office of Institutional Advancement since 2002. Murray most recently served as the director for Colgate's Passion for the Climb campaign (2007–2012), leading a team that raised $480 million, surpassing a $400 million goal against some of the most daunting economic headwinds.
In addition to overseeing advancement, alumni relations, and career services, Murray has helped develop the architecture and implementation for institution-wide programs in leadership, entrepreneurship, and wellness. Working with faculty, admissions, and the dean of students staff, Murray helped to create and fund Colgate's signature Benton Scholars Program, a competitive admissions and recruitment initiative that attracts students from all over the world to study and engage deeply in the most significant global issues of our time.
Murray has a BA from Colgate, an MM from Indiana University, and a DMA from the University of Maryland. He has been a member of Colgate's music faculty since 1987, teaching in the classroom and in the studio, playing as soloist with the orchestra, and conducting, accompanying, and recording with the University Chorus.
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