Stuart Moen, a native of Rapid City, SD, graduated in 1978 with an M.A. degree in Adult and Higher Education from the University of South Dakota at Vermillion. In 1980, he graduated with a B.S. degree with distinction from the University of Minnesota—Dept. of Mortuary Science.
Dean Moen began his career in funeral service education in February, 1984. He taught Anatomy I & II, Embalming I, II & III, Forensic Pathology, Microbiology and Thanatochemistry.
In May 1988, Moen became Dean of Academics at Commonwealth Institute.
After almost 38 years of training the next generation of funeral service professionals, he retired as Interim President in June of 2021. In honor of his years of service, Commonwealth Institute awarded Moen the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. Stuart Moen now resides in Las Vegas, NV with his beloved Raiders.