Director of UT Howard Baker Jr. Center retiring

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Matt Murray, director of the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, will retire July 31.

The university made the announcement Friday.

Murray is credited with focusing the center’s programming to leadership and governance, energy and environment, and global security, and establishing a fellows program.

The center also began new programs such as the Legislative Leaders Academy, a joint program with the UT Institute for Public Service that helps prepare newly elected members of the Tennessee General Assembly, and the Washington Program, a two-week intensive course for students conducted in Washington, D.C.

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