During her tenure as student leader and Associated Students of Montana State University president, Lindsay Murdock coordinated the American Association of University Women’s $tart $mart Salary Negotiation workshops at MSU where she served as both a participant and facilitator. She was a member of the Sustained Dialogue Inclusive Leader Training effort, served as resident adviser and orientation leader and collaborated with the Leadership Institute to bring The White House Project to MSU in an effort to encourage young women to run for office and get involved with the electoral process. A partnership involving the MSU Women’s Center, the President’s Commission on the Status of University Women (PCOSUW) and various academic deans and colleges brought gender pay activist, Lilly Ledbetter, to campus for the Shannon Weatherly Memorial Lecture. A Women’s Center student of achievement and PCOSUW student awardee, Murdock wrote her senior thesis for sociology on female leadership styles at academic institutions. Her research was based on hundreds of hours of interviews with female leaders at MSU and beyond. Upon graduation, Murdock took a job as project manager for the ADVANCE Project TRACS focused on supporting women faculty in STEM.  

Lindsay Murdock was a complete joy for the staff of the Women’s Center to collaborate with on a wide variety of projects.  Her energy and passion for gender equity issues were unparalleled, and her inclusive and dynamic leadership style, notable.

Lindsay Murdock