Scaggs Named Vice President of Membership and Student Engagement

Jackson, Mississippi – Dr. Susan Scaggs, a former administrator at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, has been named Phi Theta Kappa’s Vice President of Membership and Student Engagement, effective March 14.

In her new position, Scaggs will lead and coordinate programs, benefits, marketing and initiatives that promote membership and student engagement. She will also provide leadership for the development of regions, chapters, advisors and members in addition to forwarding the Society’s mission through marketing and communications efforts.

“We are proud to welcome Dr. Scaggs to Phi Theta Kappa’s staff,” said Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. “Dr. Scaggs is a proven leader in the community college arena, and I am confident she will help the Society in promoting membership and student engagement as well as provide necessary support, resources and benefits to advisors and regional coordinators.”

Scaggs previously served as Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) in Perkinston and as Campus Vice President of MGCCC’s Jefferson Davis Campus. She also has experience in administration at Piedmont Community College in North Carolina and Meridian Community College in Mississippi.

A longtime advocate of student success, Scaggs had the opportunity to work closely with the three Phi Theta Kappa chapters at MGCCC and was named one of Phi Theta Kappa’s Distinguished College Administrators in 2013.

She is also a recipient of the Coast Young Professionals Forever Young Award and has served on the Statewide Chief Student Affairs Officers Executive Council.

A graduate of Meridian Community College, Scaggs also earned a bachelor’s degree from Salem College, a master’s degree from Stetson University and a Ph.D. in community college leadership from Mississippi State University.

“The outstanding legacy of Phi Theta Kappa and its support of scholars is inspirational,” Scaggs said. “I consider it a true honor to be joining the dedicated team of people who work to help two-year college students achieve their educational goals.”
Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society recognizing students pursuing two-year degrees. Phi Theta Kappa is made up of more than 3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.

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