Tim Moore Named Interim COO of School of Ag. and Natural Resources

January 20, 2011

Tim Moore associate professor of agricultural business at SUNY Cobleskill since 2009, has been named interim chief operating officer for the College’s School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective immediately. In addition to coordinating department chair management of day-to-day academic endeavors, Moore will supervise farm-related operations and personnel and represent SUNY Cobleskill to industry organizations, among other responsibilities.


Moore has spent the majority of his teaching career on the SUNY Cobleskill faculty, leaving only to serve as a visiting instructor for one year (2008-09) at Virginia Tech, where he taught undergraduate courses in agricultural business management and agricultural economics. He also collaborated with faculty members on projects relating to economic analyses and support to local agribusinesses, and was honored with Virginia Tech’s 2009 Outstanding Faculty Award in Agricultural Economics.


“As we re-examine the structure of our various schools, Tim Moore’s interim appointment as COO will assure that current project development related to agricultural business and curricular balancing continue unabated,” says Dr. Donald P. Zingale, president of SUNY Cobleskill. “His understanding of farm operations will also help to maintain important momentum in that highly specialized arena.”


Since returning to SUNY Cobleskill, Moore has served as academic advisor for 40-50 students and several student organizations, as well as a member of various campus committees, including the Professional Development Faculty Governance and Foundations of Excellence committees. He is currently co-chair of the College’s Title III Advisement Grant and Advisement Council.


From 2006-2008, Moore was chair of SUNY Cobleskill’s Department of Agricultural Business and Animal Science, coordinating activities for 10 full-time faculty encompassing four specialized program areas with an enrollment of 350 students. His responsibilities in that role included departmental representation, budget management, curriculum development and employee-related administration.


Moore received a B.S. in Accounting from Ithaca College, and in 2001 completed both a B.T. in Agricultural Business at SUNY Cobleskill and M.A.T. in Agricultural Education at Cornell University. His professional career outside higher education included 10 years as a managerial accountant at The Purcell Corp. (Watertown, N.Y.), Green County ARC (Catskill, N.Y.) and Ellis Hospital (Schenectady, N.Y.), where he oversaw a $100 million budget for more than 100 departments and 1,900 employees.


A member of the National Academic Advisement Association and New York State Agricultural Society, Moore’s workshop “The Farming Game Revisited” at the annual New York Association of Agricultural Educators conference focused on using board games to help students develop a practical understanding to complex financial topics related to agricultural business.