Carol A. Moore
President, Lyndon State College
Our scholarship program is named after Carol A. Moore in recognition of her long-standing support of VWHE.
Carol A. Moore, 13th president of Lyndon State College, believes deeply that education is a powerful tool that can change lives, transform people, and enhance the world we live in. This belief has led her to spend over 30 years advancing the educational experience. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Biology from Montclair State University, and a Ph.D. in Marine Biology from Northeastern University.
Dr. Moore started her career in education as a high school science teacher. After three years, she moved to the college level as professor of biology, division chairperson of science and technology, and subsequently assumed administrative roles at several private two- and four-year educational institutions. In 1992, she became Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Mercy College (NY). In this position she was responsible for the overall academic leadership of three branch campuses, 13 satellite sites, libraries, and computer services. In August of 1998, she assumed the presidency of Lyndon State College. Dr. Moore is committed to strategic planning and a vision to strengthen Lyndon’s future. To that end, the college has recently begun formulating a new strategic plan that will lead to strengthening educational opportunities on campus and developing partnerships that will benefit both the college and the development of the community.
Dr. Moore’s other professional experience highlights her commitment to education and her continuing work in the science field. Between 1991 and 1992 she was a Senior Fellow at the American Council on Education (ACE), working in the Office of Women in Higher Education. In March of 2000, she completed a term as Chair of ACE’s THE NETWORK board. ACE recently appointed Dr. Moore to its Commission on Women in Higher Education after having served on the Commission on Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness from 2004 to 2007. Throughout her career she has been actively involved in professional associations, such as the National Association of Academic Affairs Administrators, the New England Estuarine Research Society, and the American Society of Zoologists, among others. Additionally, she is on the boards of several organizations focused on educational issues and projects and has served as a national state evaluator for various higher education organizations. Dr. Moore served a one-year term as President of the Vermont Higher Education Council and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Council. Since 1991, she has been a visiting scientist at the Marine Science Institute of Northeastern University.
Over the course of her career in education, Dr. Moore has presented over 20 scientific and educational papers at conferences and national seminars. Her work has also been widely published in a variety of scientific and educational publications.
Dr. Moore enjoys being outdoors and close to nature. As time permits, she enjoys walking with her dog at the beach on Cape Cod and devoting precious little time to her family.