Dr. Yvette Underdue Murph joins MSUM as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Following a national search, Dr. Yvette Underdue Murph has been selected as the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Minnesota State University Moorhead. She will start her role at MSUM August 26.

“I’m so excited to join the Minnesota State University Moorhead family. My visit to MSUM heightened my enthusiasm to work with the collegial and dedicated team in the division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs,” Underdue Murph said. “I’m very eager to collaborate with the campus community to enhance our students’ academic and social engagement, and to ensure our students have a seamless enrollment experience.”

Underdue Murph is currently the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management and Diversity at Mississippi Valley State University, where she also served as the Interim Dean for the Center for Excellence in Student Learning.

Her job at MSUM will be to lead the Admissions and Student Services offices to enroll students and ensure current students have access to campus services.

“We are extremely pleased to have someone with Dr. Underdue Murph’s strong credentials join the MSUM community,” President Edna Szymanski said. “We had an exceptionally strong pool of applicants, and we look forward to working with Dr. Underdue Murph in her new role this fall. She will be a great addition to our university.”

Underdue Murph has also held senior leadership positions at North Carolina A & T State University, where she served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Enrollment Management, and Texas A&M University- Commerce, where she led the university to record enrollments as Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing.

Underdue Murph earned a Certificate of Undergraduate Studies and Master of Education degree from Cambridge College and a Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of La Verne in Southern California.

The search committee was chaired by MSUM’s Vice President of Finance and Administration, Jan Mahoney, and was aided by a team led by Vice President Steve Leo of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates.