Calvin Murphy '70
Special Superior Court Judge
26th Judicial District of North Carolina General Court of Justice
B.A. Davidson, 1970; JD, North Carolina Central University School of Law, 1977.
Current: Davidson College Board of Trustees, College Relations Committee; Omicron Delta Kappa.
Former: Davidson College Board of Visitors; 2005 John W. Kuykendall Community Service Award
Freshman and Varsity basketball, Sigma Nu Fraternity, Student Union, ROTC.
Current: American Bar Association House of Delegates; N.C. Conference of Superior Court Judges; American Bar Association; North Carolina State Bar; North Carolina Bar Association; Mecklenburg County Bar; Logan Chapel CME Church (Trustee V.P.); Charlotte Mecklenburg School System Truancy Court Judge; Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity.
Former: North Carolina State Bar Council 1994-2003; North Carolina State Bar Grievance Committee Chairman 2000-2002; North Carolina State Bar Disciplinary Review Committee Chairman 2005; North Carolina State Bar President 2005-2006; National Conference of Bar Presidents; Southern Conference of Bar Presidents; North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers; Greater Charlotte YMCA Board of Directors, Area Mental Health Authority Board of Directors; Fireman's Retirement System Board of Directors; Family Support System Board of Directors; McCrorey Branch YMCA Board of Directors; Charlotte Federal Defenders Board of Directors.
Children: Zoel K. Murphy, Sommer Joy Murphy.
A few years ago, then-president Bobby Vagt approached me about renewing my commitment to Davidson by becoming more active in governance matters of the college. Up to that point, as an African-American graduate of the early years, my memories of the Davidson experience were not all fond ones. But, my service on the Board of Trustees for the past term has renewed my commitment to Davidson and served to remind me of why I chose as I did in 1966. Davidson continues to instill in students a strong appetite for academic and personal excellence - something that has served me well over the years. I owe Davidson a huge debt of gratitude. Giving back with my time, energy, and resources is a small, but hugely important, way for me to say thanks to Davidson for changing my life.
This year, President Tom Ross has emphasized the importance of diversity in all aspects of the Davidson College Community. I bring a breadth of experience that should prove helpful to President Ross and the Board of Trustees in implementing programs and ideas designed to enhance diversity among faculty, students, and staff. I look forward to the challenge.