Dr. James E. Moore to Join Benedictine College

Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students

  • Monday, April 07, 2003

Dr. Daniel J. Carey, President of Benedictine College, has announced that Dr. James E. Moore, Ph.D. has accepted the position of Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students effective July 2003. The Vice President for Student Affairs oversees all aspects of student life, residence life and works as a member of the President’s Cabinet charged with overall direction and administration of the College.


Since October 1997, Moore has served as Assistant Vice President for Student Services at Creighton University.  He has also held the position of Dean of Students at Marquette University, and Associate Dean of Student Life at Iowa State University.


Carey is excited that Moore will be joining the staff of the College.  “I have known Jim Moore for more than 25 years and find him to be an exceptional professional whose priorities begin with the students. His personal values and his work ethic are an excellent match with Benedictine College.”


Moore looks forward to his new responsibilities at the 144 year-old institution, and stated, “ I’ve enjoyed working in Catholic higher education and I am delighted to have the opportunity to join the Benedictine College community. I am looking forward to getting to know the students, faculty and staff on the campus.”


Sr. Thomasita Homan, OSB, Assistant Professor of English and a member of the search committee is very pleased that Dr. Moore will be taking the position. “Dr. James Moore is well-qualified for the Dean of Students position. His experience, his education, his understanding of student life, and his genuine desire to be a part of Benedictine College came across clearly in his interviews.” Homan said, “We have received fine references for Dr. Moore, who is seen as a person skilled in listening, a people-person, and a man of vision. We are fortunate he has a keen interest in coming to Benedictine, and we are eager to welcome him."


A 1971 undergraduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Moore earned a degree in history. He received an MA in Student Personnel Work in Higher Education from Ohio State University in 1973, and holds a Ph.D. in Professional Studies in Education from Iowa State University in 1982. He has served as a member of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1991, presently serving as a Team Chair.


Originally from Southern California, Moore and his wife, Jan, have two children. Their daughter, Laura, is a junior at Creighton University majoring in Chemistry; son Dan is a graduate of Creighton University doing post-graduate volunteer work with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Philadelphia. Dan plans to attend law school next year. Jan is currently working at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.


Moore enjoys attending college athletic events, golfing, gardening and playing folk music. The couple is looking forward to becoming actively involved in the Benedictine College and Atchison communities.