Jeremy Scruggs is a Mississippi native who completed his academic trajectory through the Holly Springs Public School System and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Personel at The University of Mississippi, Ole Miss.
He currently serves as the Resident Director for Santa Rosa, home of the Black Scholars Hall at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In his role, he has the opportunity to engage as the Staff Advisor for Men of Excellence, which is an organization for men of color, which aims to activate leadership development, educational enrichment, cultural progression, and community building. Additionally, he is the creator of the Black Image Series at UCSB, which is a series of programs that provide a space for discussion on topics regarding the Black experience on a macro and micro level. The series aims to stimulate dialogue regarding the perception, perspective, and progression of Black Folks, with hopes to establish action steps to improve the Black Experience. Jeremy serves on a various committee at the university that strives to improve the campus climate for underrepresented populations. To name a few, he is a member of the search committee for the Inaugural Director and Assistant Director for the Office of Black Student Development, Board of Directors for the Multi-Cultural Center, and UCSB Black Resource Committee.
Lastly, Jeremy is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, which has provided him a fraternal bond that encourages him to continue his work to provide advocacy and service to our communities.