UA System Names New Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Michael Moore, senior vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Arlington, was named Friday as vice president for academic affairs of the University of Arkansas System.

Moore will oversee “all aspects of academic affairs” when he begins Jan. 14. He’ll work with individual campuses within the system to coordinate online education and distance learning programs.

UA System President Dr. Don Bobbitt worked with Moore while serving as provost at UT-Arlington. Moore is credited with helping UTA’s 25-percent growth in online enrollment.

“Michael Moore and I worked closely together when I served as provost at UT Arlington and I’m thrilled to bring his outstanding leadership skills to our administrative team at the University of Arkansas System,” said Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt, president of the UA System. “Michael’s experience developing online and distance education programs will be vital to our efforts to grow and expand new technologies among our campuses and divisions.

"His expertise in academic affairs will also be critical in our role of supporting the growth and development of academic programming across the UA System.”

Moore replaces Dr. Daniel E. Ferritor, who is moving to a new position as vice president for learning technologies.