John Moder is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).
Moder holds a BA in English and physics from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX; MA and Ph.D. in philosophy from Fordham University. Following theology studies at the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto, Canada, he returned to St. Mary’s in 1979 as assistant professor of philosophy (later associate professor).
In 1988 he was appointed President of St. Mary’s University, a post he held until 1999. In that capacity he served on a variety of educational and civic boards, including the Governing Board of HACU for six years (Chairman, 1997-98). After leaving St. Mary’s, he worked as President of Junior Achievement of San Antonio and a high school science teacher before joining HACU in February, 2002.