APSU has appointed Charles Moses as the new Interim Dean of the College of Business following the resignation of Bill Rupp in March.

Moses is coming to APSU after previously serving Clark Atlanta University as a professor and interim dean of the College of Business.

Moses will begin at APSU on May 1.

Moses has a long career in higher education and administration. He has served as a cabinet level adviser to former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo and worked as an award-winning editor of Newsday. Nelson Mandela also recruited Moses to lead a graduate school in South Africa.

According to Moses’ LinkedIn profile, he is a former Fulbright and Mellon fellowship award winner and received his doctorate in management from Case Western Reserve University.

In a press release published by APSU, Provost Rex Gandy said, “Moses has one of the most impressive resumes I’ve seen in my many years working in higher education.”

Moses’ previous experience as an interim dean who helped Clark Atlanta regain accreditation from Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) may help APSU’s College of Business’ ongoing efforts to gain AACSB accreditation.

Currently, the AACSB has deferred their decision about APSU’s accreditation to the fall.

Gandy said Moses’ involvement in several different fields such as journalism, business, and academics in conjunction with his knowledge of AACSB’s accreditation process are “tremendous assets for the University.”

Students in the College of Business have previously expressed concerns about the effect the appointment of an external interim Dean may have on the college.

College of Business Sen. Rebecca Jacks recently passed legislation in the Student Government Association which saw the body send a formal letter of opposition to Gandy in regards to the appointment of an external candidate.

It is unclear how long Moses will serve as the interim dean of the College of Business or when the university will find a permanent replacement for Rupp.