Bob L. Moss makes gift to name Engineering Technology program at CPCC
Bob Moss, a CPCC alumnus and construction management executive in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has made a gift to Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) to help fund CPCC’s Engineering Technology program. In recognition of Mr. Moss’s gift, the College named the program the Bob L. Moss Civil Engineering Technology program. Mr. Moss’s contribution marks the largest gift commitment by a CPCC graduate in the College’s 50-year history. He earned an associate degree in Construction Technology from CPCC in 1968.
"It is a tremendous privilege for me to support and honor this college,” Moss said. “I am proud to have my name on the Civil Engineering program. If this college had not been available to me in 1966, along with the affordable education it provided, I would have missed out on a wonderful, exciting, rewarding and successful construction career."
Upon graduating from CPCC, Mr. Moss embarked on a highly successful career. He held several positions of increasing responsibility within the construction field before becoming president of Centex Construction Companies, the largest domestic builder in the United States, in 1980.
There, Mr. Moss oversaw projects ranging in size from $5 million to $500 million; managed more than 400 active projects across 25 states and 20 geographic locations; and constructed commercial structures to serve clients representing industries such as health care, education, hospitality and more. His professional efforts garnered national recognition – Fortune Magazine named the company one of the “Most Admired Engineering Construction Firms in the Nation” for 2000, 2001 and 2003.
In 2004, he founded Moss & Associates, a firm that provides design-build, general construction, construction management and pre-construction consulting services to clients throughout the U.S., Bahamas and Caribbean. Within three years of opening, the organization was named the “Fastest Growing Company” by South Florida Business Journal and was ranked among the largest contractors in southeastern Florida. While the company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., it is expanding its presence in the Carolinas, operating offices in both Raleigh, N.C., and Greenville, S.C.
“We are most grateful to Bob for his generous support of CPCC and proud of his many accomplishments as a CPCC alumnus,” said Dr. Tony Zeiss, president of CPCC. “Thanks to his gift, our engineering technology program students will receive a quality education that equips them with the latest industry advances and techniques, giving them a competitive advantage in today’s workforce.”
CPCC’s Engineering Technology programs provide 12 different state-of-the-art learning paths. Students may choose from Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Integrated Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechatronics Engineering Technology, Surveying Technology, Civil Engineering – Science, Computer Engineering – Science, Electrical Engineering – Science, and Mechanical Engineering – Science.
To learn more about CPCC’s Engineering Technology programs, visit http://www.cpcc.edu/et.
Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in North Carolina, offering close to 300 degree and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies.