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Moore invested as sixth president of Norfolk State

congratsby Omar Ross, news editor

On Friday, Sept. 16, Eddie N. Moore, Jr. was invested as the sixth president of Norfolk State University. The Board of Visitors appointed Eddie N. Moore, Jr. as President and CEO of Norfolk State University on December 11, 2015. The Investiture Ceremony is to inaugurate Eddie N. Moore, Jr. as the President and CEO of Norfolk State University and to congratulate him.

Newly invested President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. of Norfolk State University participates in a ceremonial walk from the Wilder Center to the Communications Tower while speaking with long-time Athletic Director Marty L. Miller (right) on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. (Photo by Malik Glaspie, Spartan Echo managing editor)

Newly invested President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. of Norfolk State University participates in a ceremonial walk from the Wilder Center to the Communications Tower while speaking with NSU Athletics Director Marty L. Miller (right) on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. (Photo by Malik Glaspie, Spartan Echo managing editor)

Many students, staff, faculty and distinguished guests attended the ceremony including the honorable Governor Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe praised President Moore for the excellent job he has done and will continue to do in the future for the university. Representatives of the faculty, staff, student body, and alumni expressed thanks and showed their support with applause and ovations.

President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. took the oath to uphold the constitution of the United States and to do his best to take Norfolk State University into the future. President Moore gave a speech thanking his family and friends and the Norfolk State University community for their support. He accepted the duty of making sure Norfolk State stays at the forefront of education and carries on its deep traditions of higher learning. President Moore said that although Norfolk State has had some downfalls, the university has made the steps to improve the enrollment, graduation rates and retention, and accreditation standards to be a better institution of higher education. President Moore wants NSU to continue to forge forward and onward to a better future.

Watch President Moore’s investiture address below in its entirety.