Anderson University recently announced that Ronald W. Moore, senior vice president of Anderson University, will retire from a distinguished career of 38 years in area of Finance, Development and Advancement. During nearly four decades it is estimated that Moore raised nearly $225 million for the institution. Moore’s years of service to the university include managing a balanced institutional budget for 24 consecutive years, orchestrating construction of campus facilities such as Reardon Auditorium, Krannert Fine Arts Center and the Kardatzke Wellness Center to name a few, and directing a record gifting year of $16.6 million for the university in 2001-02.
“We are unspeakably grateful to Ron for the investment of his life, his many talents and his passionate commitment to the mission of Anderson University over these 38 years,” said Dr. James L. Edwards, president of Anderson University. “Ron's gifted guidance in the development of the university can be seen in so many of the projects and programs now in place on the campus and he has brought unprecedented resources to the school.”
Moore was named chief accountant of his alma mater immediately following graduation in 1966. Between the years of 1969 and 1977, he quickly rose from the position of controller to treasurer and director of Development. In 1983, he was named vice president for Finance and Treasurer while retaining his duties as director of Development. In 1989, Moore assumed the title of senior vice president for Finance and Advancement. The university repositioned Moore once more in 1996 with the assignment of executive vice president and chief advancement officer.
Moore is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the National Planned Giving Group, the National Association of Fundraising Executives and the National Association of College and University Business Officers. In 1990, Moore received the John H. Kane Loyalty Award from the Anderson University Alumni Association and, in May of 2001, the university honored him with the John A. Morrison Recognition Award.
“In my 17 years in Anderson, I have had the opportunity to work with Ron Moore in numerous capacities and have thoroughly enjoyed our association,” said Keith Pitcher, president of the Chamber of Commerce for Anderson and Madison County. “Ron's years of service to Anderson University and to our community have truly been remarkable. All of his friends at the Chamber of Commerce offer our best wishes on his well-deserved retirement.”
Within the community of Anderson, Moore has served as a founding member and director of the Inter-Faith Housing Development; treasurer and board member of The Christian Center; member of the finance committee of St. John’s Medical Center; board member of Community Hospital, board member for the Corporation for Economic Development, board member for the Madison County Community Foundation, and was recently named to the board of the Anderson Business Development Center. He has also served on the board of trustees for North Anderson Church of God and, more recently, Park Place Church of God.
Anderson University is a private, four-year, liberal arts institution of approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs of study in theology, business, and education.