Nicki Moore, Ph.D., senior associate athletics director, directs student life and athletics strategic planning and continues in her role as senior woman administrator for OU Athletics. During her tenure directing the department's academic program, student-athletes attained their highest cumulative GPA in OU history and achieved increases in graduation rates, Academic Progress Rates and service to the community.
Dr. Moore previously served OU as assistant athletics director for psychological resources and strategic planning from 2007-2010 and was the director of OU's psychological resources for student-athletes program from 2004-2007. Dr. Moore is a licensed psychologist and earned her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri where she was a middle distance runner as a track and field student-athlete and four-time team captain.
"Dr. Nicki Moore has consistently welcomed new and challenging responsibilities, so her ascent to this new position of serving our student-athletes and coaches was somewhat predictable when the opportunity developed," said OU vice president for intercollegiate athletics programs and director of athletics Joe Castiglione.
"I'm fortunate in that I have known Nicki since her days as an outstanding student-athlete and have witnessed her special skills to lead, inspire, solve problems and organize people to get things done. She will be a great fit for this new role and we're excited to have her passion and tenacity on our senior leadership team."
Dr. Moore looks forward to her expanded responsibilities.
"What an honor it is to have this opportunity to further serve our coaches, student-athletes and staff of the OU Athletics Department," she said. "I believe my years of experience working directly with student-athletes will accurately inform my work and my decisions, and I am grateful to have more far-reaching opportunities to serve the University of Oklahoma and to positively impact the success and welfare of student-athletes, coaches and staff.
"I have always respected the integrity and enthusiasm with which Joe Castiglione leads, and I especially look forward to working more closely with him and the senior staff on important issues in the years to come."
Dr. Moore has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels, is a regular participant at national and international professional conferences and has contributed to numerous publications. Her research interests include student-athlete development, team development, motivation and alcohol education for student-athletes.
Dr. Moore and her husband, Dr. Bill Moore, have three grown sons, Brennan, Tyler and Cullen - and Ian William, who is four.