Steven Moore Named Baylor VP for Student Life

Aug. 18, 1998

Dr. Steven G.W. Moore, vice president for campus life at Seattle Pacific University, has been appointed vice president for student life by Baylor University President Robert B. Sloan Jr. His appointment is effective Nov. 1.

Moore replaces Dr. William D. Hillis, who last March announced his intention to return to a full¡time teaching post in Baylor's biology department this fall.

At Baylor Moore will provide leadership for both student development services and student campus life, including career services, the registrar, academic development services, health services, attorney to students, student activities, campus recreation, Baptist student ministries, and residence life.

"We are very pleased to add Steve Moore to the executive administration of the University," Sloan said. "He not only brings outstanding experience in terms of management and administrative skills, but a vision for involving students in co¡curricular activities and programs that help them reach their educational and spiritual goals."

A native of West Texas, Moore has been on the administrative staff at Seattle Pacific since 1989. He previously served for nine years as executive director of the Wesley Foundation at Texas Tech University, where he also was an adjunct professor of world religions and ethics. He also has been a youth director for United Methodist churches in Arlington and Abilene.

Moore, an ordained United Methodist minister, earned his bachelor of science degree in history and political science from McMurry University in Abilene in 1974. After completing a research fellowship at St. Andrews University in Scotland, Moore earned his master of divinity degree with honors from Asbury Theological Seminary in Lexington, Ky. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1992. Moore also has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University and completed additional studies at Harvard and Hebrew universities. In 1993 he received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in recognition of his leadership in church¡related higher education.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the outstanding team of faculty and staff at Baylor in providing a world¡class educational experience for students," Moore said. "It is becoming increasingly clear that the future of higher education belongs to institutions committed to educating the whole person and that has historically been and will increasingly be a part of Baylor's distinctive."

Moore has written extensively on the subjects of spiritual formation, ethics and values, religion and culture, campus life and the future of higher education and has contributed to a number of books, journals and other periodicals. He has served on the editorial boards for Berkeley, Calif.¡based Catalyst; for Areopagus, the Journal of the World's Religions, Hong Kong; and Update, Journal of New Religious Movements, Aarhus, Denmark. Moore is a former member of the United Methodist Publishing House Curriculum and Resources Board, has served as chair of the adult resources committee for the United Methodist Publishing House and is former chair of the Board of Directors for Gabriel Ministries Inc.

He serves as an evaluator for the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, as a distinguished lecturer for the Thomas S. Staley Foundation, and as an associate faculty member for the American Cultural Exchange. He also has served in numerous leadership roles in higher education and community organizations.

Moore and his wife, Kathanne, who holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Baylor, have three children: Madison, 13, Maegan, 10, and Mollie, 8. They are actively involved in University Presbyterian Church in Seattle.

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