Name: Diane R. Murphy

Position: Graphic Designer

How long have you been employed at KSU?

I have worked a total of 21 years for KSU. I first started here in 1987, but left in 1991 to finish my education and teach in elementary school, while my children were young. I returned in 2000, so I have been here 17 years in my second stint here.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I’ve always wanted a career in a creative field and I love this university and my colleagues. I’m one of a few who actually enjoys their job.

What has been one of your favorite moments at Kentucky State?

There have been so many, but I really enjoy seeing new students come in the fall and the excitement of our prospective graduates leading up to commencement. I also love it when KSU graduates become colleagues.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my grandson, designing jewelry and hiking.

What is one thing you couldn’t live without?

Silly me says “Coffee and my dog, Ernie.” Serious me says “my family.”

A fun fact about me is…

Last year I had my jewelry designs published in Jewelry Affaire magazine. I am a former Army illustrator and former elementary art teacher.