Moore selected to head UH Hilo's new Student Life Center
Date: Monday, April 7, 2008
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642
For Immediate Release
Timothy A. Moore has been selected as director of the University of Hawaii at Hilo Student Life Center. Moore was selected following an extensive nationwide search and will assume his duties effective June 1, 2008.
“Tim’s extensive knowledge and experience, combined with his
abundance of positive energy and enthusiasm will serve him well in this important position,” said Dr. Luoluo Hong, vice chancellor for student affairs. “He has all the qualifications to be an outstanding director.”
Moore presently serves as associate director of recreational sports at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas. He has worked in the department since 1992, and played an integral role in planning and implementing the campus’ recreation center expansion project.
His extensive background in college recreational sports administration spans more than 17 years. During that period, he has worked in a wide range of areas, including facilities planning, budget oversight, program development, risk management, marketing and promotions, and program assessment.
Moore earned both a BS in physical education and a master of arts & teaching in sports administration from the University of Louisville. He is also an active member of the National Intramural & Recreational Sports Association.
“UH Hilo’s commitment to becoming a premier residential campus is evident with the construction of the new Student Life Center,” Moore said. “I’m honored to have been selected for this position, and look forward to fulfilling the Center’s vision of creating a comprehensive and thriving recreation program that will become the focal point of an involved and connected campus community.”
Phase I of the Student Life and Events Center Development will provide students with a wide range of health, fitness and recreational activities. The 22,600-foot structure adjacent to the Athletics complex will include a fitness room, aerobics, martial arts, human performance testing, an Olympic-size swimming pool, an open covered deck, classrooms, lockers and shower facilities, a weight room, and a juice bar or indoor café. The facility is scheduled to open in Fall 2008.
“As we look forward to Tim’s arrival and the opening of the Center, I want to thank the search committee, chaired by Jim Mellon, for a job well done,” Hong said. “Our search attracted a number of high caliber candidates, which made the selection process a tremendous challenge.”
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