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Vice Chancellor Cathy Scroggs Announces Retirement

April 14th, 2017

Story Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430,

COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Cathy Scroggs has announced she will retire July 31, 2017. Scroggs joined the university in 1985 and has served as vice chancellor since 2003.

Under Scroggs’ leadership, the Division of Student Affairs has renovated university landmarks, including Memorial Union, Brewer Fieldhouse and Rothwell Gymnasium. The division also has built new facilities in response to student referendums for the MU Student Recreation Center (2005) and MU Student Center (2010).

As assistant to the vice chancellor for student affairs, Scroggs helped lobby for the creation of the LGBTQ Resource Center. The Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center and a physical home for the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center also were created during her tenure.

“Mizzou has been my home for 32 years, and I’m very proud of the work we have done to support and serve students,” Scroggs said. “Students come first in Student Affairs, and that will never change.”

Scroggs began her career in education as a high school science teacher in South Carolina, and she got her start in student affairs at Stephens College as a residence hall director. Prior to becoming vice chancellor, she served as director of student life, assistant director of residential life/Greek life, and assistant to the vice chancellor for student affairs at Mizzou.

Scroggs is a two-time graduate of Clemson University and completed her doctorate in higher education administration at the University of Missouri.

About the Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs supports the University of Missouri’s educational mission by providing programs, services and facilities to augment student development and education outside of the classroom. Student Affairs auxiliaries contribute $5.5 million each year in direct funding to the university and $9 million annually in direct student support through employment, scholarships, and room and board waivers.