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Bruce Murphy 5th president of Nicholls State
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The vice president for academic affairs at the Air Force's The Air University in Montgomery, Ala., has been named the fifth president of Nicholls State University in Thibodaux.
The University of Louisiana System's board of supervisors unanimously chose Bruce Murphy at its meeting Tuesday in Baton Rouge, according to a news release.
He replaces Stephen Hulbert, who retired Aug. 1.
Murphy, who retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel and is married to a retired colonel, Jean Picariello Murphy, will take charge of a school with the Colonel as its mascot.
Murphy spent 21 years in the Army and taught at West Point, Vanderbilt, Mercyhurst College in Pennsylvania, and was founding dean of the business school at Point Park University in Pittsburgh.