Dr. Dennis E. Murray has been Superintendent of the Altoona Area School District for the past 21 years. He has broad-based educational experience, having also served as Assistant Superintendent, Supervisor of Elementary Education, School Board Member, I.U. Board Member, Vocational-Technical School Chief Administrator, Student Teaching Coordinator, College Professor, College Administrator, and a member of the Board of Trustees for various state universities.
He has served as a Trustee at Slippery Rock University since April, 1997. Dr. Murray assumed the role of Chairperson in September, 2005.
Dr. Murray holds degrees from Slippery Rock University and Pennsylvania State University. He has been the recipient of many prestigious educational awards, including the Phi Delta Kappa Educational Leadership Award, University of Pittsburgh's Distinguished Educator Award and awards from Penn State University including the Educational Leadership and Management Award and the Excellence in Education Award from the Penn State Alumni Association.
He enjoys frequent trips to Ireland, walking, and spending time with his grandchildren, Michael, Amanda, Danny, Matthew, and Andrew.