Dr. Cathy Moore, a Georgia native with more than 30 years of experience in higher education, has been named the new Academic Dean of Riverside Military Academy.
She recently retired from Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) where she served for 13 years as the college’s first Dean of the School of Education. She was instrumental in developing academic programs that prepared future teachers for careers in middle and high schools.
“Enhancing Riverside Military Academy’s academic program is a priority, and Dr. Moore’s proven success working with young adults transitioning to college will be a benefit to RMA Cadets,” said RMA’s President Colonel(Retired) “Staś” Preczewski. “It’s an honor to make this announcement as I feel Dr. Moore’s role at Riverside Military Academy will be transformative.”
Riverside Military’s Interim Dean, Col Robert Cagle, USMCR, will serve until Dr. Moore’s official start in January 2020 after which he will resume his teaching career at RMA.
“I appreciate the fact that Riverside Military Academy provides young men with the opportunity to combine their academic education with learning leadership skills,” said Dr. Moore. “The fact that Cadets must function collaboratively with one another uniquely trains them as valuable 21st-century leaders.”
Dr. Moore is also an advocate for dual enrollment and is excited about RMA’s new dual enrollment partnerships with Brenau University and Truett McConnell University.
“I am well-versed in dual enrollment and the opportunities it offers the student ready for the challenge of college courses while still in high school.”
Prior to joining GGC, Dr. Moore served as Chair of Graduate Programs in the School of Education at Brenau University. She guided the university’s successful accreditation with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and established new Master of Arts in Teaching degree programs for teachers of grades 6 through 12.
Dr. Moore received her Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia. She also received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Georgia Southern College.
She was recently recognized for her achievements at GGC with a named scholarship fund established by Peach State Federal Credit Union.