Megan Murphy

Ms. Murphy is currently the Executive Director of the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS).  NCGS is the leading advocate for girls’ education with a distinct commitment to the transformative power of all-girls schools. The Coalition acts at the forefront of educational thought, collaborating and connecting globally with individuals, schools, and organizations dedicated to empowering girls to be influential contributors to the world. 

Previous to joining NCGS, Megan served as the Vice President of Development and Alumni Affairs at Semester at Sea, a non-profit global education program in partnership with the University of Virginia. While there, Megan was instrumental in establishing a comprehensive development program and implementing a strategic outreach plan to 55,000 alumni world-wide. Previously she served as the Director of Development at all-girls Marlborough School where she directed the Leadership in Learning Campaign and led a talented team to raise more than $71 million in annual, capital, and endowment gifts. She has also served as the Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management at Allegheny College where she developed and implemented successful strategies to improve college-wide retention and was a consultant with George Dehne and Associates, an admissions marketing and enrollment strategy firm.

Megan earned her B.A. in International Studies and French from Allegheny College and an M.A. in Public Administration and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. Megan has been a member of the Allegheny College Alumni Council for several years and served as the President of the Council this past year. In addition, she served on the Board of the Henry T. Nicholas Education Foundation, Inc. and has participated in the National Association of Independent Schools Aspiring Heads Program and the NCGS Strategic Leadership Institute. Recently, Megan joined the advisory board of the Center for the Advancement of Girls at Agnes Irwin School.