Published: Oct. 13, 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano today named Russell L. Moore provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at CU-Boulder.

DiStefano today sought the approval of the University of Colorado Board of Regents to waive a national search for the provost, saying "This appointment is supported by both the Council of Deans and the Executive Committee of the Boulder Faculty Assembly, and is designed to provide stable campus leadership over the next few years."

"I am pleased that we have turned to a respected scholar and one of our ablest administrators to lead the academic mission at CU-Boulder," said DiStefano. "Russ has been an outstanding researcher, teacher and member of our esteemed faculty, and has shown a remarkable ability to lead, manage and inspire our academic community. I believe he will make an outstanding provost."

The appointment is effective on Oct. 13, 2010 and ends no later than Oct. 12, 2013. Moore has been serving as interim provost since July 1, 2010, and prior to that, was interim vice chancellor for research from May 2009 to June 30, 2010.

"I am honored by this appointment and by the confidence of Chancellor DiStefano," said Moore. "I am honored to be a part of a leadership team that is taking CU-Boulder to amazing new heights under the Flagship 2030 Strategic Plan, and I look forward to working with the various sectors of our community to achieve new successes for our students and our university."

Prior to the interim vice chancellor for research appointment, Moore served as associate vice chancellor for research (2006-09). He also served as chair of kinesiology and applied physiology (now integrative physiology) from 1994 to 2001, and was an assistant professor (1984-86), associate professor (1993-96) and then full professor (1996-present) in that department.

Moore holds an adjunct professorship in medicine (cardiology) at the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado Denver. He also was an assistant and associate professor (1986-91) in the departments of medicine, cellular and molecular physiology at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa. He also did postdoctoral work at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas (1981-84).

He earned a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from the University of California at Davis in 1976, and a master's degree (1978) and doctorate (1982) in physiology from Washington State University in Pullman, Wash.