Columbia College appoints Carol A. Moore as interim president

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Columbia, S.C. (WACH)—Columbia College has announced the appointment of Carol A. Moore, PhD, as the school's interim president.

Dr. Moore will fill the position held by Elizabeth Dinndorf, who is set to retire on June 30.

Dr. Moore has been serving as the College's Executive Vice President and Provost since joining the institution in September.

"The College is fortunate to have the expertise of Dr. Moore at this time in our history. Her steady and guiding hand; combined with a 'get things done' attitude bring a strong leadership to our storied and historical institution," said Chairman Smith.

With more than 40 years of education experience at six institutions of higher education, Dr. Moore is already making her mark on the campus.

"When I arrived at Columbia College, I immediately fell in love with the College, its history, and mission and with our students. We have a strong and dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to the success of the College and to the success of our students," Dr. Moore said.

This dedicated woman holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Biology from Monclair State University and a Ph.D. in Marine Biology from Northeastern University.

Dr. Moore started her career in education as a high school science teacher. After three years, she moved to the college level as a professor of biology, division chairperson of science and technology and subsequently assumed administrative roles at several private and public universities.

In 1992, she became provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Mercy College (NY).

Throughout her administrative career, Dr. Moore has been committed to strategic planning, establishing a clear vision to ensure student success, new program development, retention, assessment, building a development effort, curricular "right-sizing," and women's advancement in higher education.

She also has a strong commitment to empowering and instilling confidence in young girls as proved by her tenure on the Girl Scouts Council. Dr. Moore served on the Girl Scouts Council of Vermont Board of Directors from 2001 until 2008.

Columbia College is a private, liberal arts, women's college and The Communiversity for the co-educational evening, online and graduate programs in Columbia.

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