Charles Moses: appreciation and congratulations

Dear Colleagues,

Please join me in congratulating Charles Moses on his appointment as dean of the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific, where he will also serve as a member of the president’s leadership team. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dean Moses for his leadership and service to USF and recognize his many accomplishments. Charles’ contributions to the School of Management and the broader USF community are well-known, as is the spirit of collegiality, innovation, collaboration and transparency that has permeated his work as dean. Charles joined USF in July 2019 as interim dean, and was subsequently appointed permanent dean, leading the School of Management’s 3,000 students, 100 full-time and part-time faculty and 50 staff across seven undergraduate majors, eight graduate programs, and five dual degree programs. 

During his tenure at USF, Charles oversaw strategic planning for SOM, spearheaded the school’s successful reaccreditation, and helped SOM successfully navigate the challenges of the pandemic. During this time, Charles worked with faculty to launch two new academic programs — an undergraduate program in business analytics and graduate program in marketing intelligence — and develop new market-driven executive and certificate programs. He also led SOM’s efforts to create new industry partnerships, expand internships and co-curricular opportunities, build new global opportunities, and extend community partnerships. He has been an invaluable leader and advocate, championing USF students, energizing our alumni and inspiring donors to invest in USF, raising more than $20 million for the university.

Charles has had a wide-ranging and multi-faceted career, spanning higher education, government and journalism. He served in business deanships at Austin Peay State University and Clark Atlanta University, as well as at the University of Limpopo (Edupark) in South Africa. He was also the director of the Accelerated Management Program at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In addition, he served as a cabinet-level adviser to New York Gov. Mario Cuomo and was an award-winning business reporter and editor with  Newsday.

On a personal note, I am deeply appreciative of Charles’ support, wisdom and great sense of humor. We at USF, have all benefited from his talent and dedication and we know that he will continue to make indelible contributions at the University of the Pacific. Charles’s last day at USF will be June 30. Please join me in extending our heartfelt congratulations to Charles and wishing him tremendous success in his new role. 


Chinyere Oparah
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs