geneGene Murray, Treasurer

Eugene L. Murray worked as a Mechanical and Quality Engineer for over 17 years at Rolls-Royce and Raytheon. However, after 17 years, he decided to follow his passion and leave the "traditional" corporate world to establish a new career in education. In 2011, he joined EdPower a nonprofit education management organization as the Director of Accountability. EdPower currently operates three schools – Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School, Arlington High School, and Tindley Preparatory Academy with plans to open three additional schools next fall. At EdPower, Eugene is responsible for establishing data and metric systems for organization to continually improve the educational outcomes for the students. His work supports both administration and teachers.

After graduating from Cathedral High School in 1990, earning a football scholarship to Butler University, Eugene earned his first Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1994. He then earned a second Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1999 from Purdue University at IUPUI. Eugene continued his education and achieved his Master's in Business Administration in Management from Indiana Institute of Technology in 2003. Eugene firmly believes in the importance of education and lifelong learning and its impact on employment opportunities.

In addition to earning multiple degrees and career success, Eugene has always maintained a strong connection with the community and the youth through a variety of organizations. Eugene served as Polemarch (President) of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. for five consecutive years where he continues to act as a youth mentor. He also coaches middle and high school volleyball at Tindley and coaches other youth teams at SportZone. In his "spare time," Eugene has been a professional Disc Jockey (DJ) for nearly 30 years and is an avid softball player.

"I agreed to serve on the Board of the Kenneth Thorpe Foundation not only because I am a firm believer in the commitment to excellence of Ken Thorpe, but, as a youth advocate, I want to serve our young people in ways that will be benefit them for years to come."

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