At Winthrop, he has overseen curriculum and program development, faculty recruitment and evaluation, student recruitment and retention, strategic planning, budget planning, resource development and management from the program level to the institutional level.
He has served in his current post since 2003 and has had responsibility for five academic colleges, the graduate school and the library.
While he has been vice president, Winthrop has been cited favorably in U.S. News & World Report, Barron’s Best Buys and the Princeton Review and earned recognition from the Templeton Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation and the American Association of Colleges and Universities.
Moore is active in higher education initiatives nationally and has served on committees of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala., and his doctorate in inorganic chemistry from USC. He also has attended professional development programs at Harvard, Yale and Northwestern universities.
He began his academic career in 1978 as assistant professor of chemistry at Georgia Southern College, where he taught until 1981. From 1981 to 1986, he was on the faculty at Birmingham-Southern College, first as an assistant professor of chemistry and later as associate professor and director of the Honors Program.
A native of Alabama, Moore and his wife, Marsha, have two sons, Charlie and Kirk. His appointment will become effective Aug. 1.
USC Upstate, which has been a four-year institution since 1975, offers more than 40 bachelor’s degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing and teacher education, and master’s degrees in education. Located in Spartanburg, it is among the fastest growing universities in South Carolina and enrolls 5,500 students from across the surrounding area, as well as 38 states and 71 countries. USC Upstate also has a Greenville campus that enrolls more than 1,000 junior- and senior-level commuter students each year. The George Dean Johnson Jr. College of Business and Economics opened in downtown Spartanburg in May 2010.