Jim Murdaugh (Ph.D. ’05) spoke at a well-attended Alumni Spotlight event on campus hosted by the Florida State University Public Administration Graduate Association, April 25, 2014. Dr. Murdaugh, president of Tallahassee Community College, spoke with students about his education and career history. He also offered advice on the skills to learn within the public administration field. Jim is quite active in the community, serving as the chair of the Leon County Economic Development Council, executive committee and board member on the Greater Tallahassee/Leon County Chamber of Commerce, governor on the board of the Leon County Research and Development Authority, and member of the boards of the United Way of the Big Bend, Workforce Plus!, and the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce. In 2012, Florida Trend listed Jim among Florida’s Newsmakers of the Year, and in 2013 he received the Pillar of Excellence Award from the MLK Foundation of Florida, Inc.