In her current role as Senior Associate Athletics Director of Development, Dr. Maura Murphy serves as a member of the athletics development leadership team and oversees the department’s major gift fundraising efforts for all athletic priorities. During her tenure in Columbus she has contributed to the athletics development team achieving the three highest annual fundraising totals in department history. Murphy joined the department in June 2010 as Director of Development.
A native of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Murphy previously served as Assistant Athletics Director of Development at the University of Central Florida. At UCF she oversaw the daily operations of the Golden Knights Club, managed the premium seat programs and assisted with major gift fundraising efforts. Murphy joined the UCF Athletics staff after two and a half years at Ohio University. She served as the Bobcats Director of Development for her first two years in Athens before being promoted to Assistant Athletics Director of Development. In her role, she was responsible for all aspects of Ohio’s annual giving program and athletics department special events.
Prior to her time in Athens, Murphy worked in the events department for the Orange Bowl Committee for the 2006 FedEx Orange Bowl and 2005 FedEx Orange Bowl National Championship where she coordinated Orange Bowl Festival ancillary events and served as the primary liaison to the team host committees.
After graduating from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana with a bachelor’s degree in Education, Murphy earned her master’s degree in Sports Administration from Ohio University. In the spring of 2018, she earned her Ph.D. in Kinesiology from The Ohio State University.
She and her husband, Ian, reside in Columbus.