Keri Moe | Photo courtesy EPCC
Before the sun rises over the Franklin mountains each morning, there’s somebody already hard at work, helping El Pasoans improve their lives.
Keri Moe’s commitment to her community goes back decades and has had far-reaching results, That’s why El Paso Inc. named her one of its 2021 Women of Impact.
Moe serves as Associate Vice President for External Relations, Communication and Development at El Paso Community College (EPCC).
An El Paso native, Moe was encouraged to leave after graduating from Coronado High School, but her love of the city – and belief in its potential – was too strong. “The globalized world faces many challenges of disparity and inequality. Examples of this can be seen daily along the border of the U.S. and Mexico that I call home. This region is a vibrant, cross-cultural community where diverse perspectives and experiences characterize the rhythm of daily life,” Moe said. “I’ve always believed El Paso has tremendous potential and I wanted to be a part of that.”
In her role at EPCC, Moe has shepherded the college’s development efforts and secured unprecedented levels of giving. She’s also raised its profile, effectively reaching potential students and building community partnerships.
President Dr. William Serrata said, “Associate Vice President Moe’s work leading the External Relations, Communication and Development initiatives at the college is unparalleled. She leads her teams with foresight and creativity while also achieving amazing outcomes on a daily basis.”
Moe’s commitment to the community extends far beyond the workday through her support of community organizations. In serving as President on the Board of Directors of Creative Kids, Andrea Gates-Ingles explains, “She was one of the most dedicated board members Creative Kids has ever had. She provided vision and focus leading the organization in a new direction – from taking our fundraising to a new level, to spearheading and creating a three-year strategic plan for the organization, cultivated and recruited board members that continue to help our organization to this day and provided connections to the organization as well as students in the Creative Kids program to help move us forward.”
In addition to serving on the Creative Kids Board of Directors, Moe has decades of service to other non-profits. Moe served two terms on the Board of Directors for the University of Texas at El Paso’s Alumni Association where she was President from 2010-11.
At the time, she was the youngest person to serve in this role and her leadership increased diversity within the alumni association, advanced programming and promoted the value of UTEP. She is a past President and founding member of the Public Relations Association Southwest as well as past President of the former Public Relations Society of America-Rio Grande Chapter.
Moe is passionate about making the community stronger and helping others. From her small interactions with people on a daily basis, such as taking the time to mentor colleagues and supporting them in opportunities to grow, to her long and meaningful record of service to the El Paso community, Moe brings with every interaction the desire to lift people up and to help them achieve their goals.