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Westminster Hires Executive Director of Communication

Salt Lake City (June 18, 2004) --Westminster College has appointed Laura A. Murphy as Executive Director of Communications. Murphy will design and implement an integrated marketing communication plan to increase public understanding of Westminster at the local, regional and national levels.

With more than twenty years of marketing and advertising experience acquired in New York, Boston and Utah, she brings a wealth of knowledge and talent to the college, including expertise in building brands and implementing integrated marketing communication plans. Prior to joining Westminster, Murphy held senior positions at the Sundance Resort, Bremer Public Relations and Park City Mountain Resort. In addition she holds an M.B.A. from New York University and a B.S. from Boston University.

"We are very pleased to have Laura on board. Her broad range of marketing experience will be a tremendous asset in developing and executing a strategic communications plan to increase awareness of the innovative programs we offer, and our continuing focus on students and their learning," said Michael Bassis, President of Westminster College.

Founded in 1875, and the only private, non-denominational, comprehensive liberal arts college in Utah, Westminster College is dedicated to preparing students for success in their professional lives and beyond. With a student-to-teacher ratio of 11:1, impassioned teaching and active learning are the hallmarks of the Westminster experience. Students are challenged to experiment with ideas in an environment rich with diverse opinions, cultures and people. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Westminster in the top tier of colleges and universities in the Western U.S. for nine consecutive years, and ranks Westminster as one of the top three educational values in the region. For more information, visit

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