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Dr. Perry Moore Named Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

March 25, 2011

(AUSTIN) – Texas State University System chancellor Brian McCall, Ph.D., announced today that Dr. Perry Moore has been selected as the system’s vice chancellor for academic affairs. As the university system’s chief academic officer, Dr. Moore will oversee academic program planning and review, curriculum development, and academic standards and policies for the System and its eight component institutions.

“I’m pleased that Dr. Moore will be joining the system office in one of our most important leadership positions,” said Dr. McCall. “Perry’s years of experience in higher education—as well as his affection for our component institutions—will be invaluable as we enter our second century of service to Texas.”

Dr. Moore has served as provost at Texas State University-San Marcos since 2004. During this time, he oversaw significant growth in the university’s enrollment, programs, and faculty. Under Dr. Moore’s leadership, the university has developed many new graduate programs, as well as new schools of engineering and nursing.

“I am honored to have been selected as The Texas State University System’s vice chancellor for academic affairs. I look forward to working with the Regents, Chancellor Brian McCall, and the system institutions to provide higher education opportunities to Texans efficiently and effectively.”

Before becoming provost at Texas State, Dr. Moore was provost and senior vice president at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where he oversaw all divisions of the university. He is a native Texan, with B.A. and M.A. degrees in government from Midwestern State University and a Ph.D. in government from the University of Texas at Austin. Moore and his wife, Marianne, reside in San Marcos.

Dr. Moore will succeed Dr. James Gaertner in July 2011. Gaertner, who served as president of Sam Houston State University from 2001 to 2010, left retirement to serve as vice chancellor on a limited-term basis, while assisting the chancellor in the search for his successor.

The Texas State University System is the oldest and third-largest university system in Texas, established by the state legislature in 1911. Its eight component institutions stretch from the Big Bend Region of west Texas to the Texas-Louisiana border.