Russell L. Moore named interim provost at CU-Boulder

Campus leader takes post July 1
By Staff
Russell L. Moore

Russell L. Moore

Russell L. Moore, currently interim vice chancellor for research, was named interim provost at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The appointment begins July 1.

"I am pleased to announce that we have a seasoned and respected campus leader in Russ Moore to serve as interim provost," said CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, who made the announcement Tuesday, May 18. "Russ has a distinguished career as a researcher, teacher and contributor to the CU-Boulder community, and is known for his fair-minded approach to problem solving and management. He will provide steady leadership for our academic enterprise as we evaluate our options in filling the provost position permanently."

Moore has served as interim vice chancellor for research since May of 2009, replacing Stein Sture who agreed to serve as interim provost. Sture will now return to his post as vice chancellor for research at CU-Boulder.

"I am honored by this appointment and by the continued confidence of Chancellor DiStefano," Moore said. "I want to assure our community that we will move ahead on the issues of research, teaching and service, and on the challenges of resources and budgets that face us."

Prior to the interim vice chancellor for research appointment, Moore served as associate vice chancellor for research (2006-09). He also served as chair of kinesiology and applied physiology (now integrative physiology) from 1994 to 2001, and was an assistant professor (1984-86), associate professor (1993-96) and then full professor (1996-present) in that department.

Moore holds an adjunct professorship in medicine (cardiology) at the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado Denver. He also was an assistant and associate professor (1986-91) in the departments of medicine and cellular and molecular physiology at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey. He also did postdoctoral work at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas (1981-84).

He earned a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from the University of California at Davis in 1976, and a master's degree (1978) and doctorate (1982) in physiology from Washington State University in Pullman, Wash.