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Eddie-N-Moore-Jr-02.pngEDDIE N. MOORE, JR.

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. — Publilius Syrus

With over 40 years of experience in the public and private sectors of finance and educational administration, Eddie N. Moore Jr. is no stranger to the dynamic, ever-changing landscape of higher education. A financial trailblazer and influential leader, Moore was appointed by the Norfolk State University Board of Visitors as the President and CEO of the 80-year old institution on December 11, 2015.  Moore served as president at two Virginia institutions of higher education for over 18 years.

As Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Eddie Moore managed over $20 billion of the Commonwealth’s assets and investment portfolio. His prior public service also include, among others, Comptroller for the College of William and Mary, Assistant Comptroller for Accounting and Reports for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and 14 years in various accounting and budgeting functions at Gulf Oil Corporation. Moore’s fiscal expertise and concentration on compliance undergirds his commitment to Norfolk State University and its most important clients, the students.

President Moore’s administrative priorities for Norfolk State University are rooted in the principle of “Institutional Integrity” and the Principles of Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Having served on the Commission for six years, he believes that institutional integrity is the foundation of the relationship between the University and governing board, accrediting bodies, faculty and staff, and students. Integrity is essential to the purpose of higher education and functions as the basic contract for these important relationships (SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation, 2012).

President Moore’s top priorities for Norfolk State University are to increase:

  • Graduation rate,
  • Retention of students, and
  • Institutional accountability.

Moore is committed to ensuring that Norfolk State University provides an affordable, high-value education experience for students utilizing a holistic approach to learning.

I am honored and humbled by the faith the Board of Visitors has entrusted in me by appointing me President of this great institution,” said Moore. “Norfolk State has many strengths. Chief among those strengths is the supportive environment created by our faculty and staff and experienced by our students and alumni. Students have said that the personal encouragement and close mentorship of NSU's faculty makes a lasting difference in the academic experience. We are well-positioned for a brighter future;