New president discusses IRSC’s direction,
new programs and pandemic issues
Timothy Moore isn’t your stereotypical college president
who rose through the ranks of academia. Instead,
Indian River State College’s new president spent the
first seven years of his career on active duty in the Army. He
later worked as a research scientist in the public and private
sectors before joining institutions such as Auburn University,
Kansas State and Florida A&M.
Along the way, Moore took an entrepreneurial approach to
his academic jobs, leading the way for Auburn to patent an
equine source plasma program to fight Bacillus anthracis in
horses. He launched a program to train dogs to find explosives
and firearms in airport security lines and other public gathering
places. He also helped start a medical school, the Edward
Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Auburn University.
Working as a development officer for more than two
decades, he secured more than $350 million in competitive
research and development funding.
In the past three years, Moore has taken to market a probiotics
supplement he developed that is sold by healthcare providers,
pharmacies as well as Amazon. After leaving Florida
A&M a year ago, Moore worked for startup companies in the
Moore, 57, assumed his role as IRSC’s president Sept. 1;
only the fourth president in the college’s 60-year history. He
replaced the revered Edwin Massey, 73, who held the job for
32 years, leading the college to unprecedented growth and >>
Tim Moore began his duties as
president of Indian River State
College on Sept. 1, becoming
only the fourth president in
the college’s 60-year history.
An Army veteran, Moore had
a varied career as a scientist,
entrepreneur and academician.
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