The school in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, says Friday's vote to select Robert O. Davies as Central Michigan's 15th president was unanimous.
Davies is scheduled to start Sept. 1. He's been president at Murray State since 2014. He says in a statement that Central Michigan University is "100 percent committed to student success" and that's a "unique niche most research universities don't fill."
Davies will succeed George E. Ross, who announced in January that he would be stepping down from his leadership role after eight years as president. Executive Vice President and Provost Michael Gealt started this week as the school's interim president.