Faculty Elect Roy Moore as Trustee

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Roy L. Moore

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“In all of my roles, I have been an ardent advocate of a strong faculty role in the decision-making of governance bodies in academic units in instruction, research and service. I will represent the whole campus and will clearly articulate those issues and ideas that will advance the university in its quest to attain top-20 status.”

-- Roy L. Moore,
faculty representative,
Board of Trustees,
University of Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 4, 2004) -- Roy L. Moore, professor of journalism and associate dean of the College of Communications and Information Studies, has been elected as one of the two faculty representatives on the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees.

Moore will take the seat held by Davy Jones, whose term expires June 30. Michael Kennedy, the other faculty trustee, will remain on the board until June 30, 2005.

Moore garnered 367 first-choice votes out of 694 votes cast electronically or by mail or fax. Also running for the post were Dean White, professor of dentistry, and Carol Steltenkamp, professor of medicine.

“In all of my roles, I have been an ardent advocate of a strong faculty role in the decision-making of governance bodies in academic units in instruction, research and service,” Moore said. “I will represent the whole campus and will clearly articulate those issues and ideas that will advance the university in its quest to attain top-20 status.”

The election was organized by Jeff Dembo, chair of the Senate Council of the University Senate; Kaveh Tagavi, chair of the senate’s rules and election committee; Ernie Yanarella, chair-elect of the Senate Council; Rebecca Scott, administrative coordinator; and John Soward, who created and maintained the election software.

An attorney licensed in Kentucky and Georgia, Moore was the first chair of the UK Senate Council to serve two consecutive terms.

He has been at UK since 1986, when he spent a year as a visiting associate professor of journalism while on leave from Georgia State University. He joined the UK faculty in 1987. He has served as director of graduate studies for the College of Communications from 1988 to 1993; and as acting director of the School of Journalism and Telecommunications from 1993 to 1994 and from Jan. 1 to June 30, 2001.

In 1998, Moore was selected as a UK Alumni Association Great Teacher. He also was an American Council on Education Fellow at the University of Georgia from 2001 to 2002.

Before coming to UK, he was assistant professor of communications at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University from 1975 to 1977; assistant professor of journalism at Georgia State University from 1977 to 1983; and associate professor of communication with tenure at Georgia State University from 1983 to 1987.

Moore earned his bachelor’s degree in English at Berea College in 1969, his master’s degree in communications from UK in 1970, his doctoral degree in mass communications from the University of Wisconsin in 1974, and his law degree from Georgia State University in 1986.


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