Governor appoints new SRU student trustee

Moore being sworn in

Jairus Moore, a Slippery Rock University senior from Rochester, is sworn in as a student trustee by Shannon Young from SRU’s Human Resources Department.

Feb. 23, 2018

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has appointed Jairus Moore, a Slippery Rock University senior from Rochester, to a seat on the SRU council of trustees.

Moore's selection was based on the recommendation of the interim chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education and SRU Interim President Philip Way following a campus-wide application period.

"As a member of the council of trustees, I would like to help set a high standard for SRU," said Moore. "I would like to be able to showcase for all incoming students, our institutional values and engage them in our traditions early on so that they maintain Rock Pride at a high level. I would like to assist, in any way possible, in fostering a campus community that is successful, safe and enjoyable for all.

Jaris Moore


"As a voice for the students, I look forward to helping strengthen the bond between the University, the administration and our community.

His term continues until he graduates.

Moore, who is concurrently pursuing a bachelor's degree in safety management and a master's degree in criminology, has been the recipient of numerous scholarships, including the U.S. Army ROTC Scholarship, the Triangle Tech Scholarship and the Capt. Kathleen Contres Scholarship.

He made the Dean's List for spring 2017 and is involved with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (Nov. 2011-present), New Brighton Fire Department (Jan. 2014-present) and is a U.S. Army ROTC cadet (July 2016-present).

Moore is a student member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity and is part of SRU's co-ed cheerleading program.

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