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News from the community about Nicholls’ fifth president, Dr. Bruce T. Murphy.


Inauguration “is About Nicholls,” Murphy Says — March 28, Daily Comet

Nicholls State University President Bruce Murphy said his April 3 inauguration is not about him. It’s about bringing attention to the school’s campus, students and future.

Nicholls to Hold Its First Ever Presidential Inauguration — March 26, The Nicholls Worth

Nicholls State University will hold its first ever Presidential Inauguration next week in honor of its fifth University President Bruce T. Murphy.

NSU’s First Lady Embraces Life at Bayou Harvard — March 5, 2014, Tri-Parish Times

Although Jeanne Murphy is not fully unpacked from her recent move to Thibodaux, the new first lady of Nicholls State University said she is fully engaged in the spirit of Louisiana.

Wife of New Nicholls President Ready to Help Community — March 3, 2014, Houma Courier

Jeanne Murphy moved into the President’s Mansion on the Nicholls University campus when her husband of 20 years, Bruce Murphy, took over as the university’s new president. But don’t count on her to be content sitting in the home’s parlor; instead she’s already looking for ways to get involved.

The First Lady — February 13, 2014, The Nicholls Worth

For the past week, the presidential residence has been buzzing with activity as University President Bruce Murphy and his wife, Jeanne, have finished moving into their new home in Thibodaux.

Meet the President — Jan. 27, 2014, The Nicholls Worth

Bruce Murphy has now officially begun his reign as Nicholls State University president after months of preparation.

For Murphy, The Issue Is Redefining Nicholls — Jan. 22, 2014, Tri-Parish Times

Nicholls State University is investigating the merits of a master’s-level English program and a four-year criminal justice degree as it seeks to boost enrollment while maintaining admission requirements, President Bruce Murphy told the school’s faculty on his second day on the job.

Nicholls State University’s New President Starts Today — Jan. 15, 2014, Houma Courier

THIBODAUX — Becoming better acquainted with authentic Cajun food isn’t the only thing Nicholls President Bruce Murphy is looking forward to. As Murphy settles into his new role, he’s keeping in mind a couple of big goals he has planned for the university, starting with student opportunity and success.

Meet The Murphys — December 2013, Voila! The Nicholls State University magazine

On the sidelines of a Colonel soccer match in late October, the incoming Nicholls president walks through the crowd without attracting much attention. Wearing a university baseball cap and a Nicholls tee pulled over his dress shirt, he reaches for his long-lens camera and starts photographing the action. Only two weeks have passed since he was selected for the job, but he already looks like he belongs here. Like he is proud of this place.

A Visit With New Nicholls State University President Bruce Murphy — Oct. 8, 2014, WRKF Baton Rouge

New Nicholls President to Visit Campus — Sept. 20, 2013, Daily Comet

THIBODAUX — Though it’s only been two weeks since the next president of Nicholls State University was named, the soon-to-be leader is already heading back to Thibodaux to start his work.

Nicholls Students, Faculty Pleased with New President — Sept. 11, 2013, Daily Comet

THIBODAUX — A day after Bruce T. Murphy was appointed president of Nicholls State University, faculty and students say they look forward to learning more about the new leader and to watching him enact change.

Bruce T. Murphy Named President of Nicholls State — Sept. 10, 2013, Houma Courier

BATON ROUGE – Bruce T. Murphy was named the next president of Nicholls State University Tuesday by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors.

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