Moore Named Vice President at University at Buffalo

By Arthur Page

Release Date: December 7, 1992 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Muriel A. Moore has been named vice president for public service and urban affairs at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Moore previously served for two years as senior staff officer to the university's president, William R. Greiner.

In her new capacity, she will be responsible for coordination of service in areas such as public education, urban revitalization, new partnerships between the University at Buffalo and the Western New York community, and recruitment and retention programs for students from underrepresented groups.

She will oversee the Center for Applied Public Affairs Studies, as well as Special Programs, Summer Sessions and Millard Fillmore College, the university's evening division. Moore brings to her new post nearly two decades of experience at UB and an extensive record of community service.

She joined UB's administrative staff in 1974 as assistant director of the University Learning Center and in 1981 was named director of the center, a post she held for three years. From 1984-87, she served as director of UB's Educational Opportunity Center.

In 1987, Moore was appointed associate vice provost for special programs, with responsibility for the supervision and management of 25 multicultural special programs and their personnel. She held that post until 1990, when she was appointed an assistant to the president. She was named deputy to the president in November 1991.

A graduate of Richmond College of City University of New York, Moore holds a master's degree in education and a doctorate in educational organization, administration and policy from UB.

Moore is immediate past president and a co-founder of Buffalo Prep, a program that prepares Hispanic, African-American and Native American students to attend one of five private college preparatory schools in the Buffalo area.

She also is a member of the board of trustees and chair of development for Turner Carroll High School, the board of the National Council of Christians and Jews, the strategic planning and education committees of Leadership Buffalo, the advisory board of the Salvation Army, the board of directors of Women for Human Rights and Dignity and the Women's Issues Network Committee of the Erie County Chapter of THE LINKS, Inc. She formerly was a member of the advisory board of the Allentown Community Center, the board of directors of Compass House Resource Center and Young Professionals for Downtown Buffalo.

Moore has been the recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service and a University Outstanding Service Award. She also received the Nichols Centennial Medal from The Nichols School in September, the Niagara Alliance of Black School Educators Appreciation Award in 1990 and a Black Achiever in Industry Award from 1490 Enterprises, Inc. in 1988.