Gordon Moulton has served the University of South Alabama for more than 40 years. He joined USA as a business faculty member in 1966 – three years after the University was founded. He later served as founding dean of the School of Computer and Information Sciences and vice president for services and planning. Moulton was named University president in 1998.
During President Moulton’s tenure, USA has dramatically increased its educational, health care, research, and economic development contributions to the state and Gulf Coast region. Under Moulton, USA has focused on enhancing student life and academic programs, with the goal of academic success for each student through graduation. USA has more than quadrupled its academic scholarships and has built or enhanced facilities including a major library expansion, the Mitchell Center arena, Meisler Hall student services center, renovation of the Mitchell College of Business and addition of the business learning resource center, renovations of numerous academic buildings and laboratories, Delchamps Archaeology Building, campus transit system, intramural recreation complex, running track, renovation of Stanky Field, Geri Moulton Children’s Park sculpture park, and many others. Major projects planned for the near future include new buildings for Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Engineering and related sciences, student recreation, and student housing.
Under Moulton, USA has doubled its external contract and grant funding and developed the Mitchell Cancer Institute – the largest research endeavor in the institution’s history. Moulton also created the USA Research and Technology Park, which is providing private high-tech and bio-tech employment opportunities to the area’s citizens through University partnerships with industry. Moulton led USA to a cooperative alliance with Infirmary Health System to improve health care throughout the region. Under Moulton, USA has launched its first comprehensive fundraising effort, “Campaign USA.”
For his service to the region, Moulton was named “Mobilian of the Year” in 2002 and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Spring Hill College in 2006. A native of Donalsonville, Ga., Moulton earned his B.S. in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Emory University. He is married to the former Geri Shelley, an interior decorator and entrepreneur.