Andrew Murray has been selected as the Director of Advising, a new position within the College of Arts & Letters. He begins his new position, which is part of Undergraduate Studies, on Monday, June 14.
Murray currently serves as the Academic Advisor for the Department of English, a position he has held since July 2018. Prior to that, he was the Academic Advisor for MSU’s Honors College from February 2013 to July 2018.
“Academic advising is integral for our students to fully engage with the academic and broader opportunities available during college and to experience transformational growth. In the Director of Advising role, I aspire to spotlight and support the outstanding ongoing work of our academic advising team as we guide students in their journeys,” Murray said. “I also look forward to bringing energy and passion to the Undergraduate Studies team and engage further in critical student success work. I am humbled and excited to continue my professional growth in the place that so greatly impacted me as a student, the College of Arts & Letters.”
Murray received a Master of Arts degree in Student Affairs Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, both from Michigan State University.
Andrew brings a lot of enthusiasm and commitment to his new role. He will certainly help the entire Undergraduate Studies team weave together a thoughtful, supportive, and energizing approach to the undergraduate experience.Cara Cilano, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
In his role as Director of Advising, Murray will assist the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies with supervision of and advocacy for academic advisors, monitor and enhance the quality of advising available to students, develop models and timelines for effective student engagement, troubleshoot emerging advising issues that arise, develop and administer effective advising assessment, and manage budgets related to academic advising, among other responsibilities.
“Andrew brings a lot of enthusiasm and commitment to his new role,” said Cara Cilano, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. “He will certainly help the entire Undergraduate Studies team weave together a thoughtful, supportive, and energizing approach to the undergraduate experience.”