His contribution marks the largest gift by a CPCC graduate in the college’s 50-year history. The donation will help fund the community college’s Engineering Technologies Division.
“If Central Piedmont had not been available to me, along with the affordable education it provided, I would have missed out on a wonderful, exciting, rewarding and successful construction career," said Moss, who earned an associate degree in construction technology in 1968.
In recognition of Moss’ gift, the college named the program the Bob L. Moss Civil Engineering Technology program.
"It is a tremendous privilege for me to support and honor this college. I am proud to have my name on the civil engineering program,” said Moss.
“We are most grateful to Bob for his generous support and proud of his many accomplishments as a CPCC alumnus,” said 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.”
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, annually. Mr. Moss oversaw projects ranging in size from $5 million to $500 million; managed more than 400 active projects across 25 states and many geographic locations; and constructed commercial structures to serve clients representing industries such as healthcare, education, hospitality, criminal justice, sports facilities, solar, and public assembly. His professional efforts garnered national recognition – Fortune Magazine named the company 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 United States, the Bahamas and Caribbean. Within three years of opening, the company was ranked “Fastest Growing Private Company” in Florida and is ranked among the largest contractors in the Southeastern United States. The company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and has a strong presence in the Carolinas, operating offices in Raleigh, N.C., and Greenville, S.C.
ABOUT MOSS: Moss & Associates is a privately held construction company ranked among the nation’s top 100 building contractors and the third largest in Florida, with annual revenues exceeding $650 million. From its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale and six regional offices including Miami, Orlando, Clearwater/Tampa, Ocala, Greenville, S.C. and Raleigh, North Carolina, the firm provides design-build, general construction, construction management and preconstruction services for commercial, residential and institutional facilities developed throughout the United States and Bahamas.
About CPCC: 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.