Moore named new athletic director at Colgate


HAMILTON — Colgate University officials have announced that Nicki Moore has been named the school's vice president and director of athletics, effective July 1.

Moore was named to lead Colgate's recreation and physical education programs following a national search. The school has 25 Division I teams and over 500 student-athletes

Moore comes to Colgate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she has served as senior associate athletic director and senior woman administrator since 2015.

“Nicki knows what it means to be a scholar-athlete,” Colgate president Brian W. Casey said in a statement released by the school. “Her career exemplifies a commitment to academic rigor and competition at the highest levels — a combination that describes Colgate’s own Division I tradition.”

Moore replaces Victoria Chun, a 1991 Colgate graduate who was recently named the athletic director at Yale University.

Moore is a graduate of the University of Missouri and holds a doctorate and master’s degree in counseling psychology, with an emphasis in sport psychology, and a bachelors in secondary education.

“It is an honor to join President Casey’s leadership team and to help achieve his inspiring vision for Colgate University. I am eager to get to campus, to get to know the people of Colgate, and to build on the excellent foundation of academic success, athletic achievement, and community engagement,” Moore said.

Prior to her time at UNC, Moore worked for 11 years at the University of Oklahoma, where she was a senior associate athletics director for student life and strategic planning and also served as senior woman administrator.

She has served on numerous committees in the Big 12 Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference, as well as on the NCAA strategic visioning and planning committee.

As an undergrad at the University of Missouri, she was a champion runner and four-time captain on the track and field and cross country teams.

Moore and her husband, Bill, have a 9-year-old son, Ian, and adult stepsons Cullen, Tyler, and Brennan.


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