Telishia "Tee" Murray, the Director of Library and Learning Resources at Galveston College is an accomplished educational leader and an inspiring example of resilience and determination. Proudly coming from her hometown of Freeport, Texas, Tee began her academic journey as a first-generation student at Brazosport College, later earning a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Texas in Denton. Currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education in Higher Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Tee brings over eighteen years of diverse experience in higher education and libraries, from academic, public, and medical sectors.
With expertise in library management, data analysis, and content management, Tee is known for her strengths in activating change, acquiring knowledge, leading with authority, achieving goals, and continuous learning. Beyond her professional achievements, Tee is driven by a passion for helping others and a commitment to embracing diversity in all aspects of life.
Outside of work, Tee finds joy in exploring personal interests such as going to the casino, enjoying cruises, and spending quality time with her family. Her leisure activities serve as a balance to her professional endeavors, allowing her to recharge and connect with loved ones. Tee's guiding philosophy emphasizes the importance of staying true to oneself, resisting external pressures, and trusting in the journey of life. In Tee's own words, "Don't let people or a system dictate your life's purpose. Life is a journey; have faith in the process."