Trevecca Nazarene University

Mark R. Moore, former Trevecca president, dies

Mark R. Moore, president of Trevecca from 1968 to 1979, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer. At the time of his death, he was living in Kansas City, KS.
     When he was elected president of Trevecca in 1968, he was serving as the district superintendent of the Chicago Central District of the Church of the Nazarene. His term of service at Trevecca was marked by significant accomplishments: Trevecca earned regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and a ten-year re-affirmation of that status; four residence halls were added—Redford Apartments, Shingler Apartments, Bush Apartments, and Benson Hall; a faculty office facility, Tidwell Building, was renovated; and the Moore Physical Education Building (begun in1967) was completed. The annual operating budge grew from $1.06 million to $3.7 million, and the value of the campus property increased from $2.7 million to $6.6 million. Also, the acreage of the campus was increased when surrounding land was purchased during the Moore years.
     While the Moore administration worked to improve the campus, attention was also given to strengthening academic offerings. The Physician Assistant Program was added and earned accreditation. The groundwork had been laid for the accreditation by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) of the Teacher Education Program and by the National Council for Social Work for the Social Work Program. The total number of majors available increased from thirteen to thirty seven. The number of full-time faculty grew from forty to forty-nine, and the percentage of faculty members who held an earned doctorate increased from 23% to 47%. In 1976 Dr. Moore led Trevecca in the celebration of the school’s 75th anniversary.
     Dr. Moore resigned from the Trevecca presidency in 1979 when he was elected executive secretary of the Department of Education for the Church of the Nazarene. In later years Dr. Moore continued his involvement with Nazarene higher education by assisting in a variety of positions with Africa Nazarene University in Nairobi, Kenya.
     Dr. Moore’s last visit to the Trevecca campus took place last fall  when he participated in the November 4, 2005,  inauguration of Dan Boone, Trevecca’s new president. 
     Dr. Moore was 89 years of age when he died. He is survived his wife, Clarice, and their two sons, Mark and Brad, and their families.
Visitation will be held Sunday, February 19, from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. and 7:30 to 9:00 P.M. at McGilley Funeral Home, 123rd and State Line, in Kansas City, KS.  Funeral arrangements are pending.