ASU Gets New Vice Chancellor

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Cristian Murdock of Dallas, TX has accepted the position of vice chancellor of University Advancement at Arkansas State University.

Murdock assumes his duties at ASU on Sept. 15 after spending the last two years at Southern Methodist University.  He'll oversee ASU's offices of Alumni Relations, University Development, Publications and Creative Services, University Communications and University Relations.

"I am thrilled that following a national search, Cristian Murdock has accepted our offer to become ASU-Jonesboro's new vice chancellor for university advancement," said ASU chancellor Dr. Robert Potts.  "In every development position he has held, he has set new records for fundraising.  I have no doubt that he will do the same here at ASU."

While at SMU, Murdock was executive director of the National Major Giving Program, which is responsible for defining, organizing and maintaining a primary prospect fundraising pool.  He also served in an ambassadorial role with SMU's deans, vice presidents and development staff to determine overall goals and strategic direction for SMU's Second Century Campaign.

Prior to his stint at SMU, Murdock worked in advancement at Union University in Jackson, TN, as the special assistant to the president.

Murdock is a native of Duncan, OK.  He and his wife, Kerry, have two children, ages 11 and six.