Trustees Deputy Secretary Cynthia Moore Plans to Join University of Tennessee

Cynthia MooreCynthia Moore, deputy secretary of the Board of Trustees and senior associate legal counsel, has been recommended to serve as the secretary and special counsel to the Board of Trustees for the University of Tennessee. Her appointment is subject to UT board approval at their Nov. 8 meeting, after which she will officially begin in January 2020.

The upcoming board meeting on Sept. 27 will be her last at Pitt.

“My new endeavor, while exciting professionally, comes with mixed emotions. I would like to express my gratitude to both Chancellor [Patrick] Gallagher and Chancellor Emeritus [Mark] Nordenberg for the various opportunities that I was given to support the University and its Board of Trustees," said Moore. "I am very thankful to my mentors, especially former General Counsel Alan Garfinkel who hired me, and to my colleagues and friends from across the University that I have worked with over the years who are so dedicated to this institution.”

Moore joined the Pitt’s Office of University Counsel as an attorney in 2001. Since 2015, she has overseen the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Secretary in support of the University’s Board of Trustees. Highlights from her tenure include supporting leadership transitions between chancellors and the election of board chairpersons. In addition to her board and governance work, Moore provided legal advice on a variety of University matters.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Alabama in 1986 and a Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University in 1993.

Read the full release from the University of Tennessee about Moore’s new role.