The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund names Jose R. Rodriguez as New Executive Director

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The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund names Jose R. Rodriguez as New Executive Director

Koya Leadership Partners congratulates the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund (DMSF) on the appointment of Jose R. Rodriguez as its new Executive Director.

Rodriguez’s selection was made after a comprehensive national search overseen by Koya.

Since 1989, DMSF has provided access to high-quality private high schools to over 2,200 Chicago students through scholarship assistance and educational support. Today more than 400 Murphy Scholars are enrolled at 80 partnership schools in Chicago and boarding schools across the country.

Rodriguez comes to DMSF after 16 years at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School where he served as the Vice President of the Corporate Work Study Program.  He also served in the same role at Christ the King Jesuit High School.  During his time at the two schools Rodriguez successfully grew the program, which serves close to 1,000 students, into the largest jobs program for youth in Chicago.

Rodriguez sits on the Chairman’s Advisory Council of Big Shoulders Fund and was a member of the 2013 cohort of the prestigious Leadership Greater Chicago. His civic leadership includes memberships on the boards of Arrupe College of Loyola University and Advocate Health Care/Advocate Bethany Fund.

He graduated from DePaul with a BA in Communications and earned a MBA from Loyola.

Rodriguez begins his tenure at DMSF on February 20th, succeeding Andy David who in August announced his plans to retire after nearly 11 years in the role.

Read the full press release here: DMSF Introduces New Executive Director.