Dr. Michael Moore, '68, is appointed as interim provost. Dr. Moore was the candidate most highly recommended by the Committee and I concur with their recommendation. Key leaders in faculty governance also recommended Dr. Moore for the position. He has a commitment to begin by getting to know the perspectives and priorities of the entire Academic Affairs community, and for them to get to know him and his vision for Academic Affairs.
Dr. Moore has deep roots at Gallaudet. He is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics and previously served as chair of the department. He also has been a long-standing contributor to faculty governance having served not only as a senator and on numerous faculty committees, but also as Chair of the University Faculty. He also chaired the committee that developed Gallaudet’s Credo, an important University document that identifies "core values that serve as guiding principles for the way members of the campus community teach, study, work and live." Dr. Moore is an individual who personifies these values.
Dr. Moore will assume the position of interim provost as soon as we are able to assure appropriate coverage of the classes he is currently teaching. Dr. Fernandes and I commit our full support to Dr. Moore in his role as interim provost for Academic Affairs, which includes serving as a member of the President’s Council. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Moore to this position and supporting the work he will do to keep Academic Affairs focused on the future and the success of our students.
Posted: 8 Sep 2006