As Hendricks Chapel continues to lead in service to our common good through religious, spiritual, moral, and ethical life, we are delighted to welcome our new Assistant Dean for Student Assistance at Hendricks Chapel, Alison C.J. Murray ’01.  

As the Assistant Dean for Student Assistance, Alison is responsible for religious and spiritual outreach programs and services that offer assistance to students in need of holistic support. In partnership with the Office of Community Engagement and Government Relations, and through a commitment to strategic thinking and transformational leadership, Alison will be responsible for the Hendricks Chapel Food Pantry, Student Opportunity Fund, and Student Veteran Support Fund, and will collaborate with students, chaplains, faculty, staff, and campus and community partners to develop, implement, align, evaluate, and improve the efforts of Hendricks Chapel focused on at-risk students, to ensure all students at Syracuse University are provided with opportunities to thrive. 

Alison is a widely respected and highly accomplished leader, having served in the U.S. Army for over 20 years, with management experience in nursing, health administration, patient care technologies, and training. In addition to earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Syracuse University, she holds a Master of Science from Central Michigan University, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Washington, and currently teaches a course on health professions at Onondaga Community College. As we continue to expand the impact of Hendricks Chapel on campus and beyond, we are overjoyed to welcome Alison Murray as a new and vital member of our team. To connect with Alison, please email her at or call her at 315.443.9388.