Robert H. Jackson Center President Steps Down

JAMESTOWN – Robert H. Jackson Center President Susan Moran Murphy has decided to step down from her position, according to announcement from Board of Directors Chair Stan Lundine.
“Susan is an outstanding executive who led us to a new level of excellence. Sue has also significantly strengthened our programs, fundraising, branding, and financial position.  She was instrumental in securing a $1.5 million New York State Downtown Revitalization grant to renovate our historic building. The Jackson Center has benefited in countless ways due to her exceptional leadership and we thank her for her dedicated service,” Lundine said.
Under Murphy’s two-and-a-half-year leadership, the Jackson Center exceeded its annual fund goals, significantly increased sponsor support, and more than doubled endowment assets by raising contributions of over $1.2 million, according to Lundine.
Murphy was instrumental in securing $1.5 million in state funding for the Jackson Center’s Master Plan implementation/renovation project. In addition, strategic affiliations have been established with Chautauqua Institution, St. Bonaventure University, and University at Buffalo School of Law, among others.
Jackson Center co-founder Greg Peterson said, “Susan has made great strides in helping the Jackson Center achieve the three objectives of our 2015-17 Strategic Plan – excellence in programming, excellence in partnership, and excellence in public engagement. This has created a strong foundation for our next planning horizon.”
Ms. Murphy shared, “It is a privilege to have furthered Robert H. Jackson’s legacy in my time at the helm of the Robert H. Jackson Center.  I am proud that the Jackson Center is a stronger entity now and I would like to thank the Jackson Center board, staff, constituents, and our community for their support and friendship.”

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