Audrey J. Murrell, who most recently served as associate dean of the College of Business Administration and director of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership, has been appointed as acting dean of the University Honors College. She begins on June 17, 2019.
Murrell is a professor of business administration at Pitt and holds secondary appointments in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Psychology in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.
In her research, teaching and consulting work, Murrell focuses on building the capacity of people and organizations, with special emphasis on enhancing outcomes for women, mentoring, diversity, ethical leadership development and social responsibility. Additionally, she pursues community service with many organizations, including through board positions with the Women and Girls Foundation, the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence and Food21 of Pennsylvania.
As a result of all of these efforts, Murrell has been widely recognized through prestigious awards such as the Mayor’s Citizen Service Award from the City of Pittsburgh, the “Women of Influence” award from the Pittsburgh Business Times, and the SBA Minority Business Champion of the Year Award.
“Audrey’s exceptional experience and far-reaching scholarship make her ideal for her new role in the University Honors College, where innovation and mentoring are key to the success of our students,” said Provost Ann E. Cudd. “From start to finish, she possesses the leadership qualities to further advance the scope and mission of the college.”
"I am excited about the opportunity to work together with the students, staff and faculty within the University Honors College," said Murrell. "I am looking forward to engaging our student scholars in research of impact both locally and globally."