According to the CU news release DiStefano asked the CU Board of Regents Wednesday to discontinue a national search for the open provost position.
“I am pleased that we have turned to a respected scholar and one of our ablest administrators to lead the academic mission at CU-Boulder,” DiStefano said in the release. “Russ has been an outstanding researcher, teacher and member of our esteemed faculty, and has shown a remarkable ability to lead, manage and inspire our academic community. I believe he will make an outstanding provost.”
According to the CU news release Moore received “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.”
Moore has held many positions within CU already, most recently interim provost and prior to that interim vice chancellor for research. He is currently a full professor in the department of integrative physiology.
Moore also holds an adjunct professorship in cardiology at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus at CU-Denver.
Moore also commented on the appointment today.
“I am honored by this appointment and by the confidence of Chancellor DiStefano,” Moore said in the release. “I am honored to be a part of a leadership team that is taking CU-Boulder to amazing new heights under the Flagship 2030 Strategic Plan, and I look forward to working with the various sectors of our community to achieve new successes for our students and our university.”
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Alex Lemley at Alexandria.firstname.lastname@example.org.