Dr. William (Bill) Scroggins took office as the ninth President & CEO of Mt. San Antonio College on July 1, 2011. Dr. Scroggins has both policy and management oversight responsibility for California’s largest single-campus community college district. Mt. SAC has some 2,900 employees and serves over 60,000 students annually on a 420-acre campus, located in Walnut, CA. The campus is in the midst of a comprehensive facilities construction and renovation program to provide an environment for innovative teaching and learning.
Since arriving at Mt. SAC, Dr. Scroggins has devoted his energy and skill in building on the College’s culture of excellence and innovation. He has dedicated himself to securing the necessary resources to foster student success, enhance greater operational efficiency across the College, provide professional development opportunities for employees, and recognize them for noteworthy accomplishment. Strategically, he has mapped out a strategic plan that addresses the academic needs of students for the 21st century and to provide a campus environment that fosters innovative teaching and learning through the College’s comprehensive facilities master plan.
Dr. Scroggins came to Mt. SAC with nearly 40 years of experience in higher education including 11 years as an administrator. Just prior to his Mt. SAC appointment, he served as Superintendent/President of College of the Sequoias in Visalia since 2006. One of his crowning achievements was the passage of three voter-approved local bond measures that resulted in the creation of college centers in Hanford and Tulare. In alignment with Mt. SAC's student success initiative, Dr. Scroggins led College of the Sequoias in instituting and revitalizing important academic support functions such as the Writing Center; the Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) Program; the First-Year Experience Learning Communities; as well as faculty and staff development. Under his leadership, the College also launched initiatives similar to those in place at Mt. SAC including mandatory orientation, first-day attendance, and interventions for students on academic probation.
Prior to College of the Sequoias, Dr. Scroggins served as Vice President of Instruction at Modesto Junior College for five years and as Interim President for two years. He also served as Dean of Science and Math at San Bernardino Valley College after a 26-year career as a chemistry professor at El Camino and Chabot colleges.
Dr. Scroggins became well known throughout California's community colleges for his work with the statewide Academic Senate, serving as its president from 1997 to 1999. He is the author of three chemistry books and is in demand as a speaker on a wide range of topics in higher education including curriculum, technology, shared governance, articulation and transfer, and student learning outcomes.
Dr. Scroggins is no stranger to the San Gabriel Valley or to Mt. SAC. He is an alumnus of
La Puente High School, attended Mt. SAC, and went on to earn his bachelor's degree in chemistry at UCLA and his doctorate in chemistry at UC Riverside.