TCC’s Karen Moore named Trustee of the Year

January 10, 2018

Karen MooreTallahassee, Fla. (January 10, 2018)—Tallahassee Community College Trustee Karen Moore was unanimously selected as Trustee of the Year by the Association of Florida Colleges Trustees Commission at that body’s annual legislative conference in Tallahassee today.

Moore is the founder and CEO of Moore Communications Group, a national public relations and advertising firm. She has been a TCC trustee since 2007 and served as board chair in 2009-10. Moore previously served as president of the TCC Foundation Board of Directors and chaired both of the College's comprehensive campaigns, which secured more than $23 million to support student scholarships and facilities upgrades.

Moore currently serves as chair of the AFC Trustees Commission, leading her fellow community college and state college trustees across Florida. TCC’s Richard W. & Karen B. Moore Veterans Success Center was named in honor of Moore and her husband, who are also founders of the Moore Veterans Leadership Academy at TCC, which helps veterans succeed in college and in the workforce.

Moore, who is known for her passion for expanding access to higher education, recently said, “For me to be able—through working with the Foundation and working as a trustee—to focus on student access and student support is very meaningful. It allows people to have that education that creates job opportunities, that creates economic development, that creates the quality of life that we all deserve.”

Karen Moore and other TCC officialsMoore is also chair-elect of the Florida College System Foundation. The Foundation supports the mission of the FCS and advances its initiatives statewide. Each year, the Florida College System Foundation awards more than $1 million in scholarships to deserving students across the state.

In February, Moore received the Bill Franklin Volunteer of the Year Award from District III of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. The award recognized her efforts on behalf of TCC as a trustee, supporter, fundraiser and advocate. Moore also gave the closing keynote address, titled “Unlock Your Advocacy Success,” at CASE’s national Conference for Community College Advancement in October.

For information, contact Scott Balog at balogs@tcc.fl.edu or (850) 201-8632.