Dr. Jill Murray – Empower Conference Speaker Chamber News February 13, 2020 Dr. Jill Murray, president of Lackawanna College, brings a breadth of experience to her role, which began last summer. Dr. Murray is the catalyst behind Lackawanna College’s esports program and assisted with the formation of its Level Up program, which seeks to make college more affordable for students. During her time at Lackawanna, Dr. Murray has helped double the student population, increase student retention and graduation rates, expand online learning options, lead the creation of academic programming and support services as well as implement a strategic planning process. She has served as the college’s vice president of academic affairs and most recently as their vice president and chief innovation officer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from The University of Scranton, a master’s degree in Philosophy from SUNY Albany, and a Ph.D. in human development from Marywood University.