Eugene L. Moore has joined the iSchool as assistant dean for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. In his new position, he will provide professional expertise, strategic leadership, administrative oversight, and collaborative guidance to advance the School's DEIA mission and initiatives.
Prior to joining the iSchool, Moore served as the interim assistant director for the TRIO McNair Scholars Program in the Office of Minority Student Affairs at Illinois. He previously served as the assistant director for student access, equity, and inclusion programs at the Division of General Studies.
A four-time alumnus of the University of Illinois, he earned his PhD in educational policy studies in global education and diversity, MBA in global business, MEd in human resource education, and BA in communication. He has worked in the DEIA field for almost a decade.
"The power of information is indeed powerful when it includes collective voices who are determined to eliminate systemic/institutional barriers that hinder the true essence of DEIA," said Moore. "Thus, it becomes seemingly imperative for those committed to DEIA to align their efforts around a shared vision to establish consensus and an unwavering momentum toward social belonging. If we desire to attract and retain the best talent among faculty, students, and staff, we must ensure everyone can say confidently, 'I belong here.'"
Outside of work, Moore enjoys traveling abroad and writing books.
"As I travel, I get to embrace different cultures and relish in the commonalities of humanity. Many of my books have been written while abroad, as it fuels my creativity and passion to pay it forward," he said.