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MIT's Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation named Carrie Moore director of physical education on Monday, July 18.
Candace Royer, DAPER department head and director of athletics, made the appointment, releasing a statement that said, "Moore's appointment fills a significant post in the department, while her energy, experience and past success will augment the educational mission at the Institute." Moore is the department's first director of physical education since Lynn Couturier left the post in 2003. Royer held the position from 1997-2000.
Moore will be responsible for the oversight and management of budgets, course registration, instructor class assignments, facility reservations and staff development. She has spent the last three years as program and aquatic director at MIT.
Moore earned a degree in physical education at the University of Minnesota, after which she obtained a master's degree in sports administration with a minor in sport psychology and coaching. She has worked for three athletic departments during the past 15 years, including MIT.
"I am excited and honored about this incredible opportunity because of the priority MIT has historically placed on physical education," said Moore.
Prior to her arrival in Cambridge, Moore served as an administrative director for the Recreational Sport Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, while also acting as departmental liaison with the City of Oxford on the Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.