Fred Moore

Fred Moore joined AGB Search in 2017, after serving as President of Buena Vista University (BVU) in Storm Lake, Iowa, for 22 years.

Mr. Moore’s recent search experience includes:

  • Grand View University (IA) - Vice President for Administration and Finance
  • Hanover College (IN) – Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Morningside College (IA) – Dean, Sharon Walker School of Education
  • Seminole State College (FL) - President
  • Wake Technical Community College (NC) - President
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (FL) - President
  • Indian River State College (FL) - President
  • Santa Fe College (FL) - President
  • Des Moines University (IA) - Provost; Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine; Dean of the College of Health Sciences
  • Central Piedmont Community College (NC) - Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Washington College (MD) - Interim President

During his tenure as President, BVU reached new heights in academic quality, fundraising success, program development, financial strength, and facilities construction. In 2017, the institution named him President Emeritus and awarded him an honorary doctorate.

Prior to his service at BVU, Mr. Moore served as Vice President for Development and General Counsel at North Carolina Wesleyan College. He has also practiced law and has experience as a marketing executive and financial analyst in private industry.

Mr. Moore has served on the boards of The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, The Council of Independent Colleges, and The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. He also chaired the boards of The Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and Iowa Campus Compact. He was appointed by Iowa's governor to numerous commissions and task forces, including the Iowa College Student Aid Commission and the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service. He currently chairs the board of Meta Financial Group, a publicly traded financial services company.

Mr. Moore holds a Juris Doctor with honors, an M.B.A., and a B.A. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma. He served on UNC's North Carolina Journal of International Law and was a Dean’s Scholar at the University’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business.