Bob Murray
Bob Murray '82

Dean of Enrollment Management

Bob graduated from Illinois Wesleyan in 1982 with a degree in Business Administration and began working for the Admissions Office the same year. He also has earned a M.S. degree in Higher Education Counseling. Bob lettered in baseball all four years, serving as a co-captain his senior year. While attending Illinois Wesleyan, he participated in basketball, worked as a Resident Assistant for two years and worked as a paraprofessional in the Career Center. Bob officiated high school basketball for 25 years as well.

Bob has served three terms as a member of the Executive Board of the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC). He twice served as a national delegate to the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). Bob has served on many IACAC and NACAC committees during his 23 years in admissions. He is also a member of the Illinois ACT Executive Council, serving as the state representative. Bob has presented at a number of state, regional and national conferences as well.

Bob is married to Jan, an Illinois Wesleyan nursing alum, and has two children, Kelly, IWU ’04 in education and Matthew, IWU ’06 in business. You can contact Bob Murray at


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