Liz McMurphy

Feb 1, 2022

Panhandle State Communications

Panhandle State Names Liz McMurphy Vice President of Fiscal Affairs

Liz McMurphy has been named the Vice President of Fiscal Affairs for Oklahoma Panhandle State University starting February 1, 2022. Prior to this position, McMurphy served as the Associate Vice President of Fiscal Affairs.

McMurphy began her career at Panhandle State in Accounts Payable before rising to the position of Purchasing Director. After spending two years as Purchasing Director, McMurphy served as Comptroller, where she worked closely with Benny Dain. McMurphy is a Panhandle State alum, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2008. She went on to West Texas A&M University, receiving her Masters of Business Administration in 2009.

Interim President Dr. Ryan Blanton said, “I have no doubt that Liz McMurphy will do an excellent job as the Vice President of Fiscal Affairs. She has already earned a reputation as one of the state’s best higher education financial leaders. I am proud to work with her and look forward to seeing how she will grow as a leader in this position.”

McMurphy will be responsible for overseeing and managing university business and the financial operations of the university. McMurphy will supervise several campus support unit directors including the Comptroller, Fanstore Manager, Director of Human Resources, IT Director, Physical Plant Director, and serve as a liaison to the campus food service provider, Great Western Dining.

McMurphy stated, “Looking back over my thirteen years of service, I’m confident now more than ever that the stage is set for continued success at OPSU. I’m excited for what the new chapter will bring and am blessed to be a part of the leadership team and Aggie family.”

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