Bonnie D. Murphy started her job as associate vice president for auxiliaries March 27.
She oversees service providers for parking, dining services (including catering and vending), transportation, Rocket Wireless, copy center, residence halls, students’ Rocket Card and the child care center, as well as retail operations, including the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore and Rocky’s Locker.“Responsibility for these services were in different departments, and we believe there is opportunity to operate them more efficiently under one umbrella,” said Larry Kelley, executive vice president for finance and administration, and chief financial officer. “Bonnie has nearly 30 years of experience in similar roles at other universities, as well as in retail management, and we are excited about the contribution she will make at UT.”
“I am looking forward to learning more about UT and building this new organization,” Murphy said. “My past experience tells me that there are likely linkages between these seemingly disparate services that we can tap into for the benefit of all.”
She was associate vice president of commercial services and executive director of Cal Poly Corp. at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo from 2007 to 2014. Murphy also worked at Georgia State University in Atlanta as director of auxiliary enterprises from 1995 to 2000.
Her memberships include the National Association of College Auxiliary Services, the Auxiliary Organizations Association, the National Association of College and University Food Services, and the National Association of College Stores.
Murphy received a bachelor of arts degree in business and commerce from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and a master of business administration degree in marketing from Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business in Atlanta. She holds a certified auxiliary services professional certification from the National Association of College Auxiliary Services.