"I can’t say it enough about how representation matters. The programs and services that [African American Student Initiatives] offers provides a safe space for Black/African American students to call home."
Moore received his bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership in 2009.
Initially, he wanted to work in human resources. He began working in the K-12 system and then transitioned to higher education in 2012.
And in 2019, Moore made his way back home to NKU.
Now, as the interim associate director of African American Student Initiatives and advisor for NKU R.O.C.K.S., Moore helps students of color navigate college life.
“Make sure to get connected, get involved, establish a mentor and always know you can do it,” he says. “Sometimes, we get lost in the idea of being in a new environment, but this is an opportunity to start fresh and don’t worry about mistakes of the past. In addition to establishing mentor(s), I believe each person should establish well thought plans, do research about graduate schools or areas desired to live in. Proper planning can at least get you in the mindset of preparation and back up plans.
As Moore reflects on what his role means for his students during Black History Month, he feels a sense of responsibility.
“While I believe there is so much rich Black (American) History, I can appreciate how this month reminds us and places an emphasis on the good, bad, and ugly moments within our society,” he says. “It also means that I have a responsibility to carry a torch that my ancestors died fighting for.”