Larry Murphy Named President of UVA Darden Executive Education and Lifelong Learning, Custom Solutions

09 October 2018

By Julie Daum

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business announced today that Larry Murphy has been named president of Darden Executive Education and Lifelong Learning, Custom Solutions. Murphy will assume the role 1 January 2019.

Murphy will join the Darden School from McKinsey & Co.’s Atlanta office, where he is director of partner learning and is responsible for the learning and development of McKinsey’s more than 2,000 global partners and senior partners.

“Darden Executive Education is ranked No. 1 in the world for faculty, facilities and course design for its open programs, and we will leverage these and other strengths to amplify our custom business for corporate and associate clients and bring to them innovative solutions to their most pressing challenges and pathways to progress,” said Darden Dean Scott Beardsley.

Murphy, who is a University of Virginia alumnus, brings to Darden outstanding and progressive leadership in the development of programs at the leading edge of program design, technology and client engagement.

“He will be a strong partner for the faculty as we innovate; extend Darden’s thought leadership; and design custom programs for senior executives, C-suite leaders and middle managers,” said Beardsley.

Murphy received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in finance and management of information systems from the University of Virginia.

Murphy joined McKinsey & Co. in 2015 and oversees in-person, digital and blended programs that address partners’ professional development priorities. Previously, he was executive director of executive education at Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business and managing director of custom programs at Harvard Business School Executive Education, where he oversaw the global portfolio of custom programs for corporate and association clients. He also worked in MBA program administration at Harvard Business School.

Murphy also has significant experience in global financial services. Through his work at Morgan Stanley, including as chief operating officer of its European investment banking division, and as global co-chief operating officer of the investment banking department of UBS, he gained extensive international experience, working in Frankfurt, London and New York.

“I am absolutely delighted to be returning to UVA,” said Murphy. “What specifically inspires me is the opportunity to be a part of this phase of the Darden story, marked by extraordinary innovation and collaboration that builds on the School’s foundation of teaching excellence and practice-relevant research. I look forward to contributing to Darden’s growth in impact and presence.”

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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