Lincoln (Neb.) - Sept. 22, 2000 - "The Graduate Degree: Is it a Panacea?" is the title of the third lecture in the Scholarship and Society series at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Kermit McMurry, vice chancellor, division of student services, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, will deliver the public lecture Sept. 28 beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Auditorium, 1400 R St.
McMurry works for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, a coordinating board of control for 25 public colleges and universities in Oklahoma. His primary responsibilities include managing various programs and activities mandated by the Oklahoma legislature and the Oklahoma State Regents.
Prior to his promotion to vice chancellor, McMurry was associate vice chancellor for academic affairs for the State Regents from 1990 to 1995, and he served in a dual capacity in the cabinet of former Nebraska Gov. Kay Orr as a member of the Governor's Higher Education Policy Cabinet and the chief executive officer of the Nebraska Department of Social Services. McMurry received a B.S. and an M.S. from the University of Colorado, and his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His post-doctoral work was done at Harvard University.
The Scholarship in Society speaker series, sponsored by the UNL Office
of Graduate Studies, is aimed at modeling the myriad career possibilities
available to students upon receipt of a graduate education. The series
includes both scholastic and nonacademic careers, to better represent the
breadth of career opportunities available to graduate students. McMurry's
presentation is co-sponsored by Teachers College.
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