VSU President elected Vice Chair of NCAA
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.
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.