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Dr. Derek Moore currently serves as Vice President for Student Services at South Arkansas Community College. He provides vision and leadership of enrollment management, student success, student support services, and athletics, along with related grant programs. Prior to SouthArk, Dr. Moore was Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success at Arkansas State University Mid- South, where he led student retention and engagement efforts of the college.  He was Director of Academic Advising and Career Services at UA Community College at Morrilton, where he also served as chair of the college’s student retention committee.

Dr. Moore currently serves as an advisory board member of HERDI Innovate (Higher Education Research and Development Institute), and Innovative Educators. He was a founding board member of TYFY, Two-Year First Year. He is a current board member and past president of the El Dorado Rotary Club. Dr. Moore also serves as a board member of the El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce and El Dorado Boys and Girls Club. He also volunteers at Hugh Goodwin Elementary in El Dorado as a reading specialist.

His educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; Master of Public Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; and Doctorate of Education, with emphasis in higher education leadership, from Morgan State University.