Dennis Murray

Courtesy of Marist Band/Marist College

As controversy continues over plans for the Marist College band to perform at the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, both sides are maintaining their positions. Now the former college president weighs in.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie Thursday to see how state money is helping construct a new patient pavilion.

Marist College Names New President

Feb 8, 2016

A law school dean has been named president of Marist College in Poughkeepsie. Loyola University Chicago School of Law Dean and Professor David Yellen will become the fourth president in Marist’s 87 years as a college. Yellen will succeed President Dennis Murray, who has held office since 1979. Murray announced last year his plan to step down from the position on June 30 after 37 years leading Marist. Yellen has written extensively on sentencing issues and served as an advisor on white collar crime to President Clinton's transition team.

Marist College President To Retire From Post

Feb 9, 2015
Courtesy of Marist College

A longtime president of a college in Poughkeepsie, New York is retiring.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

ALBANY – Business leaders in the Hudson Valley, members of the governor’s Regional Economic Development Council, Wednesday mapped out their plans for the third year of program.

Co-chairman Dennis Murray, president of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, said the council plans on capitalizing on the successes of the first two years of the grant program to promote business, economic development growth and jobs.