Mayor Ken Moore

Photo Caption: Pictured, left to right: David Gregory, Tennessee Board of Regents chancellor; Dr. Ken Moore, City of Franklin mayor; and Dr. Janet F. Smith, Columbia State president.


Dr. Ken Moore, Franklin mayor and Columbia State board and Foundation board member, was recently honored as the recipient of the 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropy.

Recognized for his continued and loyal support of Columbia State Community College and the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), David Gregory, chancellor of the TBR, presented the award to Moore at the Grand Opening of Columbia State’s new Williamson Campus.

Individuals who receive the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropy have given special assistance to at least one TBR college or university, and have exemplified outstanding volunteer efforts in raising money for the institution.

Moore’s dedication to the community and his passion for higher education has been vital to the expansion of Columbia State in Williamson County.

Prior to becoming the 31st Mayor for the City of Franklin, Moore practiced orthopedic surgery in Columbia for 28 years. In addition, Moore has served as a member and president of several organizations, which include the Tennessee Orthopedic Society, the Tennessee Hand Society and the Clinical Orthopedic Society.