EDDIE N. MOORE, JR.
INTERIM PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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 challenges and opportunities facing institutions of higher education today. A recognized financial expert, Moore was appointed by the Norfolk State University Board of Visitors as the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer on September 13, 2013. Prior to his appointment, Moore was 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 (SACS-COC). 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 (SACS-COC Principles of Accreditation, 2012).
President Moore’s top priorities for Norfolk State University are to enhance:
- Academic competitiveness,
- Fiscal security, and
- Institutional effectiveness.
Moore is committed to enhancing the quality of education and the availability of opportunities for all students.
“I am pleased to serve Norfolk State University at this critical juncture of its existence. My commitment is to work diligently to enhance the quality of education at this institution and ensure that our students have the opportunities for success that they truly deserve.”