Eddie Moore, an iconic figure in Virginia who has led three of the state’s historically black colleges, has announced his plans to retire at the end of this year.
The Norfolk State Spartan Echo student newspaper broke the news on the retirement, delivered through a letter from the NSU Board of Visitors to the campus community this morning.
Moore served as president of Virginia State University from 1997-2010, guiding the institution to record enrollment, programmatic and campus expansion. He also served as interim president of Saint Paul’s College, helping to raise nearly $5 million before outstanding debts and low enrollment forced its closure.
The former treasurer for the commonwealth is expected to formally retire before the end of the calendar year.