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President Emeritus Gordon Moulton
Statement from Gov. Robert Bentley:
“Gordon Moulton was a good man and a tremendous asset to the University of South Alabama. He was instrumental to the development of the university and a true gentleman. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Geri, and the entire Moulton family. Gordon was a good friend, and he will be deeply missed.”
Statement from Rep. Randy Davis:
"Martha and I have had many occasions to enjoy the Moultons' company over the years. However, with their move to Daphne there was opportunity for a more neighborly exchange. Gordon will be missed by all. His sacrifice to the southwest Alabama community is unparalleled. We will miss him greatly. Our prayers and support are with Geri at this time."
Statement from U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby:
“Gordon Moulton was a longtime friend and a leader in higher education. His work at the University of South Alabama helped to transform it into the vibrant institution it is today. I am saddened by this loss to the community and our state. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Geri.”
Statement from U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions:
“Gordon Moulton was an inspirational leader who left an indelible mark on the University of South Alabama. He and his wife, Geri, will forever be known for their generosity, and the positive impact they had on the city of Mobile. I was privileged earlier this year to attend the University of South Alabama's 50th anniversary celebration and see first-hand the lives that President Moulton touched and the growth and emergence of the University on the national scene. President Moulton’s legacy is one of service and sacrifice, guided by his integrity and selfless determination that led to the creation of the Mitchell Cancer Institute, and unprecedented development that transformed the University of South Alabama."
Statement from Rep. Jamie Ison:
"It was a privilege and an honor to know President Moulton. He was a generous, kind and visionary leader. He was a tremendous asset to our community, state and the University of South Alabama."
Statement from Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor, Troy University:
“Over the years Gordon Moulton became my friend and close ally in higher education circles. He looked beyond the academic and found the common sense which is often needed to solve real problems. Gordon was a fierce competitor but always loyal to friends. He was a treasure for USA and made enormous contributions to the State of Alabama. The fingerprints of Gordon and Geri Moulton shall forever be obvious throughout USA.”
Statement from Rep. Steve McMillan:
"Gordon Moulton's love for the University of South Alabama was exemplified by the generous financial support he and his wife, Geri, gave over the years."
Statement from Sen. Trip Pittman:
"Gordon Moulton was a great leader and a gentleman."
Statement from Rep. David Sessions:
"Our area, our state and our nation has benefited from the legacy Gordon Moulton has left us. We will miss him and forever be grateful for the work he did at the University of South Alabama."
Statement from Sen. Vivian Davis Figures, Senate Minority Leader:
"Gordon Moulton has left a great legacy that will continue for generations to come. The void he has left can be filled by no one. It was my honor and pleasure to work with him and call him my friend. My love, thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful widow, Geri."
Statement from Rep. Victor Gaston, Speaker Pro Tempore:
"Jean and I are deeply saddened by the loss of President Gordon Moulton. Over the years working on legislative issues together, Gordon and I became great friends. That was his style: friends first – business second. South Alabama is fortunate to have had a President who was one of the best in communicating the needs of his institution to elected officials. No one has ever understood the process better and worked it so well. Our hearts go out to Geri Moulton and the members of her family as well as to the University faculty and staff for their loss of this great man."
Statement from Mobile Mayor-elect Sandy Stimpson:
"Gordon Moulton worked tirelessly and diligently as leader of this
great university. The results of his leadership will filter through
our community for generations to come. USA and Mobile are a much
better place because of Gordon Moulton. He will be missed. Jean and
I express our deepest sympathy to Geri and his family."
Statement from Rep. Joe Faust:
“Gordon Moulton will always be remembered by his leadership that was filled with love for the University of South Alabama and his fellow men.”