Alumni Achievement Award: This is given to a GMC alumnus who recognizes the importance of their education at GMC and exemplifies the core values of “Duty, Honor, Country” and “Character Above All” in their professional and personal lives. Their interest and loyalty is evident through their contributions of time, talents, and/or philanthropic support to GMC.
Dr. Ron Moses
Dr. Ron Moses is a true GMC success story. He enrolled at GMC Junior College with a 10th grade education and a GED in 2006. Although he was nervous about attending college, he took advantage of every opportunity available to him and embarked on an educational journey at GMC that set him up for future success as a higher education professional.
After graduating from Georgia Military College in 2008, Moses went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, master’s degree from Western Kentucky University, and Ph.D. from Kansas State University. Moses is a proud veteran of the United States Army and Army National Guard, having served for the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and the 3rd Infantry Division based out of Winder and Fort Stewart, Georgia. He served from 2006-2016.
Dr. Moses is currently the Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations & Student-Athlete Welfare at Old Dominion University. Moses joined ODU in 2019.
Moses provides leadership, oversight, and supervision related to internal operations of the athletics department, including the athletic academic advising centers, the compliance program, alumni relations, sports supervision of the baseball program, and all facets of student-athlete welfare, including mental health and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
He also is instrumental in providing direction and leadership to establish, implement, and accomplish program objectives, managing and coordinating services with various departmental and university offices, overseeing the delivery of services to targeted program participants, and compiling and maintaining appropriate files and records. He also supervises the hiring and training of internal and student facing staff members; long-range planning and scheduling; program evaluation and content design; policy development and implementation; public relations; budget development and management; upholding NCAA, Conference, and University rules and regulations; and performing miscellaneous related duties when necessary. He is also in charge of oversight of matters concerning eligibility, admissions, financial aid, rules education, and monitoring procedures.
Moses additionally serves as the department research and evaluator, provides education and professional development for students and staff, and serves as the diversity and inclusion designee.His research and community service work centers primarily around student engagement for first generation and non-traditional students and helping transitioning vets entering the workforce.
Ron was integral in setting football program records for overall grade point average and number of athletes above a 3.0 GPA during his time working at Georgia State University and the University of South Florida. Also, under his direction the South Florida softball program received the 2015-2016 American Athletic Conference Team Academic Excellence Award for the highest cumulative GPA in the conference. From 2013-2015, Ron was the Academic Football Coordinator at Kansas State University, where the program experienced three straight seasons with the highest GPA and Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores in the conference.
Ron’s research is published in the Sociology of Sport Journal. He is a member of the National Association of Athletic Academic Advisors (N4A), where he serves on the Research and Ethnic Concerns Committee. He is a graduate of the Big XII Diversity Leadership Program, NCAA Effective Facilitator Workshop and N4A Professional Development Institute. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.