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Biography

Eddie N. Moore.Jr.EDDIE N. MOORE, JR.
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia

Eddie N. Moore, Jr. was appointed president and chief executive officer by the Norfolk State University Board of Visitors on December 11, 2015. Previously, he served as the interim president and chief executive officer. Prior to his appointment as interim president of Norfolk State University in September 2013, he served as president of St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Virginia (2011-2012) and Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia (1993-2010).

President Moore began his career in the private sector at Gulf Oil Corporation in 1971.  During his 14-year tenure with Gulf Oil, he rose through the ranks and eventually began directing 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, Moore was selected to serve as the Comptroller for the College of William and Mary, and treasurer of its endowment association.  In 1990, Mr. Moore became the head of the Department of the Treasury under Governor Lawrence Douglas Wilder. As State Treasurer, he served on over 15 different state boards and authorities with oversight authority for over $20 billion of the Commonwealth's assets and investment portfolio.

Moore is committed to enhancing the quality and value of education and the availability of opportunities for students. He served on the boards of numerous educational organizations, including the Virginia Board of Agriculture and the Education Subcommittee of Richmond Renaissance, as Board and Finance Committee Chair for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, and the 1890 Council of Presidents and Chancellors. His past service also include six years on the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and board memberships on the Virginia National Defense Industrial Authority, NCAA Division II President’s Council, NCAA Executive Committee, and Virginia’s A. L. Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Mr. Moore currently serves on the corporate boards of Owens and Minor Corporation and Universal Corporation, Inc. 

A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, President Moore holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a certified public accountant in Texas and the Commonwealth of Virginia (inactive). A Vietnam War veteran, Moore served as an officer and received several honors. He was the recipient of the U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Award, General William E. Depuy and General Brehon Burke Somervell Awards (respectively) in 2010. He has earned numerous other recognitions and awards, including the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award in 1995, Distinguished Alumnus Award from Pennsylvania State University in 1999, Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund Leadership Award in 2000, and the Katz School of Business Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburgh in 2001. In 2009, President Moore received the Dominion Virginia Power Strong Men and Women in Leadership Award, Thurgood Marshall College Fund Award in Excellence, and the Excellence in Virginia Government Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2010, the Virginia General Assembly issued a joint resolution from the House of Delegates and Senate commending President Moore on his many achievements and years of dedicated and faithful service to the people of the Commonwealth.

Eddie Moore is married to Elisia Almendarez Moore, and has five children and five grandchildren.