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Former Montana deputy commissioner named UMW’s interim provost.

July 10, 2015

Moore is the former deputy commissioner for academic, research and students affairs for the Montana University System.

“I am so pleased that Dr. Moore has agreed to serve in this important position. Her experience in higher education and prior knowledge of Montana Western make her an ideal fit,” Weatherby said.

Moore said that she is looking forward to working with faculty and administrators to build on Montana Western’s unique course delivery system, Experience One, where students take a single class at a time and participate in real-world, hands-on learning.

“It is an honor to work with Chancellor Weatherby and her team,” Moore said. “I look forward to building momentum for academic initiatives and assisting faculty as we continue to refine and celebrate Experience One”

“Montana Western is a uniquely appealing campus. The emphasis on genuine experiential learning makes it exceptional in American higher education. I’m excited about working with the dedicated faculty who make it possible.”

Weatherby said Moore will serve in the interim position while the university conducts a national search to appoint a permanent provost. 

Moore received her doctorate of philosophy in education, master’s degree in adult education and bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the University of Wyoming.

She has also served as assistant dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Washington and as director of the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI) regional medical education program at the University of Wyoming.

Moore replaces Karl Ulrich, who has lead academic programs for the past 19 years and is returning to the faculty.

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