A top University of Missouri administrator announced Friday that she will be retiring after the end of the 2017 school year. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Cathy Scroggs will step down July 31. She has held the position since 2003.
In a statement, Scroggs said: “Mizzou has been my home for 32 years, and I’m very proud of the work we have done to support and serve students. Students come first in Student Affairs and that will never change.”
As leader of the Division of Student Affairs, Scroggs is credited by the university for renovating university landmarks, lobbying for the creation of the LGBTQ Resource Center and the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center, and finding a location for the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center.
Scroggs originally taught high school science in South Carolina before moving into student affairs at Stephens College. She joined the University of Missouri in 1985 and has held roles including director of student life and assistant director of residential life.
The Division of Student Affairs is responsible for student support regarding housing, well-being and health, among other issues.