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Eleanor Murkey
U-Be The Change Program Cooordinator

Eleanor Murkey has spent the last 33 years in higher education. She recently retired as Dean of the College of Lake County's Lakeshore campus in Waukegan, IL. She is well known for her leadership and organizational skills.
Due to her leadership and community support, the three room outreach center was expanded into a state of the art full service campus.
She is concerned with education meeting the needs of the whole person.  She believes that each person is born perfect and divinely provided with limitless potential.  Eleanor is emerging as a dymanic teacher and life coach.  She uses her personal story of a young girl whose mother died when she was 12 years old, who grew up separated from her siblings, and was classified as Educable Mentally Handicapped (EMH) during her elementary and secondary education, yet rose to be Dean, responsible for an entire $80 million campus with an annual enrollment of 4,000 students, to champion the potential of the human spirit.  She encourages young people and participants in her workshops to stretch beyond ordinary expectations.
She is a popular speaker for community, social, business and spiritual organizations. She presents techniques for developing one's potential, releasing the free, full flow of life through the individual so that they may experience life at its fullest.  She serves on numerous boards, foundations, and committees.  She is a proud member of Trinity Universal Center, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.