Dr. John Moss received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Arts from East Texas State Teachers College. He later went on to earn his Master’s degree in Industrial Arts, also from East Texas State Teachers College and eventually earn his Doctorate in Industrial Arts at the University of Missouri – Columbia. Upon the completion of his doctorate, Dr. Moss served for nine years as a professor and assistant dean of the College of Education at East Texas State University-Commerce. In 1971 he became founding president of ETSU-Texarkana and served in that position until his retirement in 1994.
Dr. John Moss was a member of the board of directors at Greater Texas Foundation from 1989 to 2023. He served as chair of the board, a member of the Executive Committee, co-chair of the Charitable Activities Committee, and as a member of the Audit and Accountability and Strategy and Learning Committees. He calls Pecan Gap home and lives with his wife, Peggy.