2017 Vocational Service Award Recipient

On July 19, Dr. Cathy Scroggs was presented with Metro Rotary’s annual Vocational Service Award.

Dr. Cathy Scroggs

Dr. Scroggs recently retired as the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at the University of Missouri.

Dr. Scroggs began her career in education as a high school science teacher, 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 and assistant director of Residential Life/Greek Life at MU.

Dr. Scroggs is married to Rotarian Stuart Scroggs, and they have two daughters and one grandchild.  In her spare time, she is active with the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Heart of Missouri United Way and Voluntary Action Center.  She was the 2009 chair of the local United Way campaign, and she has also served as their board president.  In 2013, she received the Jack Mathews Award for leadership, dedication and achievement on behalf of United Way.

She has been an active member of Metro Rotary since 2003.  She has been supportive of Metro activities and served as our club’s Sergeant-at-Arms during the 2008-2009 year.


Previous winners of the Metro Rotary Vocational Services Award have included Robert Ross, Jr., Officer Shelley Jones, Mike Hood, Robyn Kauffman, Steve Sapp, Sheriff Ted Boehm, Judge Christine Carpenter, Mayor Darwin Hindman, Captain Brad Nelson, Don Laird, Karen Taylor, Bill Watkins, Phil Steinhaus, Dr. Eryca Neville, Sarah Read, Dr. Tom Rose and Dan Scotten.

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