DDCE welcomes Dr. Leonard N. Moore as he begins his first official day as interim vice president for diversity and community engagement.
Moore, who has served as senior associate vice president for academic diversity initiatives and holds the George W. Littlefield Professorship in American History, has been at UT Austin since 2007. Moore is well known for his work with Black student athletes and for his recruiting efforts in underserved schools. As senior associate VP, he oversees a large portfolio including McNair Scholars, Longhorn Link Program, McNair Scholars, and Student Diversity Intiatives which includes the Multicultural Engagement Center and the Gender and Sexuality Center. He teaches two of the most popular courses on campus, Race in the Age of Obama and the Black Power Movement. About 1,000 students have enrolled in his two classes for Fall 2017: Race in the Age of Trump and the Black Power Movement. Moore also leads Study Abroad programs to Beijing and Cape Town and organizes the Black Student Athlete Summit annually.
Moore previously taught at Louisiana State University from 1998-2007 where he also directed the African and African American Studies Program and the Pre-Doctoral Scholars Institute.