Campus briefs: Murray
to head Graduate Studies
...DURHAM -- N.C. Central University has named Percy Murray, a longtime professor and history department chairman, the dean of the School of Graduate Studies. Murray, who has been the school's interim dean since February 2003, has been an NCCU history professor since 1979, spending 14 of those years as the department's chairman.Murray previously worked as assistant professor and coordinator at Fayetteville State University.He
also is the author of several publications, including a two-volume set on "Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia," published in 1993.In 1998, he
received the UNC Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence, and in 1996, he
Outstanding Teaching Award. Murray is an NCCU alumni, earning both his bachelor's and master's degrees in history from the school.He later earned a doctorate in history from Miami University.