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VSU President elected Vice Chair of NCAA Council

May 24, 2006

Virginia State University President Eddie N. Moore has been elected Vice Chair of the Division II Presidents Council, replacing Arthur F. Kirk Jr. Besides filling in during the absence of the chair, the Presidents Council vice chair also chairs the Division II Budget and Finance Committee. Moore has been a member of the Council since 2004.

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Eddie N. Moore

Moore became Virginia State’s 12th president in 1993. Before assuming that responsibility, he served as treasurer of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Moore began his career in the private sector in 1971 with Gulf Oil Corporation. During his 14-year tenure with Gulf Oil, he rose to direct major components of the corporation's accounting and budgeting functions. He entered the public sector in 1985 as the assistant comptroller for accounting and reporting for the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 1988, he was selected to serve concurrently as the university comptroller for the College of William and Mary and the treasurer of its endowment association.

In 1990, Moore was appointed state treasurer. As treasurer, he led the Department of the Treasury and also served on 15 state boards and authorities with oversight for more than $20 billion of state assets.

As president, Moore has led Virginia State through a period of unprecedented growth, with more than $100 million in capital improvements made to the main campus. Private support for scholarships has increased from $83,000 in 1993 to nearly than $1.6 million. In 2001, Virginia State exceeded its original capital campaign goal of $10 million. Raising $11.6 million, the campaign increased endowments for student scholarships, faculty chairs, centers of excellence and capital improvements.

A native of Philadelphia, Moore holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University and a master of business administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh. A Vietnam War veteran, Moore received five military decorations, including the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Achievement.

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