BETHANY, W.Va. (July 3, 2024) – Bethany College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Danny Blair Moore as the new vice president of academic affairs. Moore joins the Bethany community with a distinguished career in higher education leadership and a strong commitment to academic excellence.

“I am delighted to appoint Dr. Danny Moore as the next vice president of academic affairs here at Bethany College,” states Bethany President Dr. Jamie Caridi. “His extensive experience as an academic executive, his respect for our mission and his commitment to private liberal arts education, and his deep passion for student success were among the many qualities that distinguished him among a rich pool of candidates. I am certain he will make a tremendous impact on our community.”

Danny Moore headshotBringing over two decades of experience from Chowan University, where he most recently served as provost and vice president for academic affairs, Moore has demonstrated exceptional leadership in shaping academic programs and fostering student success. During his time at Chowan University, Moore provided visionary leadership across all academic areas, including undergraduate and graduate studies, library services, academic success services, and information technology. His extensive background in modern American history and administrative expertise makes him an invaluable addition to Bethany College’s leadership team.

“I am honored by the opportunity to serve as vice president of academic affairs at Bethany College,” says Moore. “I look forward to working collaboratively with the Bethany community to continue cultivating an environment where every decision, every innovation, and every effort is geared toward enhancing the student experience, fostering their academic growth, and preparing them for a successful future.”

Moore’s dedication to academic leadership extends beyond the campus, as evidenced by his active involvement in accreditation processes and professional organizations. He has served on various committees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and is recognized for his contributions to higher education.

Moore holds a doctorate in modern American history from Mississippi State University, a master’s degree from the University of Akron, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Alabama.