Eddie N. Moore, Jr.
Dr. Eddie N. Moore, Jr., a 1968 graduate of Penn State, became the twelfth president of Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va. on June 1, 1993 and served in that role for 17 years.
The Philadelphia native retired in June 2010. Before his time at Virginia State University, he was Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Virginia, where he served on 15 state boards and had oversight authority for more than $20 billion of Virginia’s assets. Prior to that, he was controller at William and Mary College. Before entering the public sector, Moore had a corporate career with Gulf Oil Corporation, where he worked in accounting.
Moore earned his bachelor of science degree in accounting from Penn State in 1968 and his M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Vietnam War veteran and has earned several awards including the 1995 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award in the area of education. He holds an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Virginia State University for his public service. He also received the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Funds Leadership Award, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Penn State in 1999, the U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Award, and the General Deputy and General Sommerville awards, in addition to many other honors.
His daughter is also a Penn State graduate.