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Residence Hall

Murphy Dorm

Job Position

Board of Trustees


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Creation Date

Spring 2024


Dale Murphy resided in Waterloo, Iowa, and developed a career as a business owner and real estate broker. He joined the Board of Trustees of the College in 1953 and served as chairman from 1968 to 1972. He became a trustee emeritus in 2000. Murphy was also a member of the board of the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp.
In 1978, Murphy served on the New President Committee of the Board of Trustees which resulted in the call to Paul H. Dixon to become the 8th president of the College. Dixon was inaugurated at Homecoming in the fall of 1978.
Murphy was named an honorary alumnus of Cedarville College in 1980. Murphy Hall was named for him in 2002.

Sources: Barbara Loach, Cedarville University: Defining Legacies
J. Murray Murdoch, Cedarville College: A Century of Commitment