ýƵ presents honorary degree to former Chief Financial Officer Ed Moore

Former ýƵ staff member Edward Moore received an honorary associate degree in Applied Science in Business Administration from ýƵ at the College’s May 7, 2024, Commencement ceremony. 

Moore spent much of his work life at ýƵ, and his years of service helped set precedent for future growth of the school’s footprint and student body. 

“I am proud of my time at the College, and I am humbled to have been there long enough to have seen much growth and improvement. When I started in 1972, the College had two buildings — White and Collins. The growth in facilities and student body has been incredible,” Moore said. “In all my years and different appointments, I enjoyed myself immensely. I had a passion for the diversity of our student body.” 

"Ed Moore has been and continues to be an important part of ýƵ,” ýƵ President J.B. Buxton said. “Through his work at the College, he helped build a financially healthy institution that was positioned for growth. His skill and knowledge built the foundation for what ýƵ has been able to do for growing our student enrollment, better serving students and physically expanding our locations.”  

Moore started as an accounting instructor at ýƵ while also working with the CPA firm of Arthur Andersen and Company in Charlotte. Moore held his instructor position for 10 years before being selected as the College’s chief student services officer. He went on to hold the title of chief financial officer until retiring in 1999 with 30 years of service at the College. Moore enjoyed a year of retirement before returning to ýƵ in his prior position of chief financial officer, which had been renamed vice president for finance, a position he held for three years. 

“ýƵ is a part of me. One significant, satisfying achievement is that my wife, all three of my children and three grandchildren have taken courses and/or graduated from programs at ýƵ,” Moore said. 

Moore sees the impact ýƵ has on the community.  One aspect he sees having significant importance is the College’s dual-enrollment program. Both his granddaughter and grandson took College courses while they were in high school, and Moore said this had a huge effect on how they were viewed by four-year institutions and how easy it was for their credits to transfer. 

Since 2011, Moore has worked part time with several Durham nonprofit organizations. 

“I am in retirement mode and have enjoyed my time. My daughter, JaNel, works at ýƵ so I keep up with the school,” Moore said. “I got so many rewards from working at our College.”