On Friday, September 13, Norfolk State University Board of Visitors appointed Eddie N. Moore Jr. interim president and CEO of the 78-year-old Hampton Roads University, announced Board of Visitors Rector Thomas N. Chewning.
Moore, who recently served as president of St. Paul’s College from November 2011 through June 2012, accepted the Norfolk State appointment and said that he will work to regain the public’s trust and faith in Norfolk State University.
“I will specifically work on regaining the confidence of the state and federal governments as it relates to our financial records and will work to mitigate NSU’s Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) issues,” Moore said Friday afternoon after accepting the appointment.
Previously, Moore served as the president of Virginia State University (VSU) from 1993-2010. Under his leadership, VSU’s enrollment grew, and more than $100 million in capital improvements were made to the 236-acre main campus. The student dining hall, student union, athletic stadium and auditorium were renovated, and the business school finalized a three-story addition. Additionally, VSU completed construction of Gateway Hall, a residential facility with several classrooms, an engineering and science building and University Apartments at Ettrick, all under Moore’s tenure.
Prior to VSU, Moore was treasurer of the Commonwealth of Virginia, where he served on 15 state boards and had oversight authority for more than $20 billion of Virginia’s assets. He also served as controller at the College of William and Mary. Before entering the public sector, Moore had a corporate career with Gulf Oil Corporation, where he worked in accounting.
He earned his bachelor of science degree in accounting from Penn State in 1968 and his M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1975. He is a Vietnam War veteran, who is a recipient of the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious achievement. Moore has earned several awards including the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award from the College of William and Mary. He holds honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from VSU and St. Paul’s College. He also received the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Funds Leadership Award, the Dominion Virginia Power’s Strong Men/Women in Leadership Award, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Penn State in 1999 and the U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Award, in addition to numerous other awards and honors.