Moore named Auburn Engineering’s assistant dean of student services

Published: Apr 28, 2020 2:55 PM

By Jeremy Henderson

Janet Moore will be the new assistant dean for engineering student services for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering effective July 1, according to an announcement by Christopher B. Roberts, dean of engineering.

As assistant dean, Moore will manage the operation of the Office of Student Services, continue to meet with students to interpret academic and university policy, and represents the Office of the Dean in student matters.

"Janet's résumé speaks for itself," Roberts said. "She continues to demonstrate a contagious enthusiasm for her work that has her staff equally excited about continuing to serve students under her leadership. The appointment is well deserved."

Moore began her career as an educator and psychometrist in K-12 before transitioning to higher education. Before arriving at Auburn, Moore was the director for academic support and tutoring services at Jacksonville State University, where she was the lead researcher of a $3.5 million grant that provided tutoring, cooperative learning labs, supplemental instruction and retention initiatives for the university. In 2019, she was named the National Academic Advising Association's Outstanding Academic Advising Administrator.  

“It is such an honor and privilege to be selected for this position,” Moore said. “Assistant Dean Dr. Bob Karcher has set the bar for providing students with guidance and direction in a way that makes students and others feel truly cared for, and I hope to follow his example in continuing to further the mission of Engineering Student Services.

Moore, who previously served as director of advising for the college, succeeds Karcher, who retires July 1. 

“It was always going to be tough to replace someone with the knowledge, passion and commitment that Bob brings to the table when it comes to serving our engineering students. He is an outstanding assistant dean!  Moreover, he had an uncanny ability to assemble a highly talented team that will provide for a smooth transition," Roberts said. "We are so thankful that Bob is staying on through the beginning of Camp War Eagle, especially during this time when it will be held remotely, and for his many contributions to the college. Bob has played an integral part in our global programs, we wish him nothing but the best on his well-deserved retirement and look forward to Janet helping us continue on our trajectory as the best student-centered engineering experience in America."

Media Contact: Jeremy Henderson,, 334-844-3591
Janet Moore, assistant dean for engineering student services

Janet Moore, assistant dean for engineering student services

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