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Columbia College names Musgrove as vice president for Adult Higher Education

COLUMBIA, Mo., May 15 - Columbia College is pleased to announce Dr. Jeff Musgrove has been named vice president for Adult Higher Education. Musgrove currently serves as the southeast regional director, overseeing campuses in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He also is the campus director of Columbia College-Patrick Air Force Base in Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.

“As we started this search, my instincts told me that we had ample internal talent for this position, and the search confirmed that,” said Dr. Scott Dalrymple, president of Columbia College. “I was impressed by Jeff’s intelligence, enthusiasm, candor and sense of humor. I have every confidence that Jeff will build on the impressive legacy left by Col. Mike Randerson, who retired in January.”

Musgrove visited the Columbia campus May 14, meeting with constituents including administrative council members, faculty and staff.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead Columbia College’s Division of Adult Higher Education,” said Musgrove. “The landscape of higher education is changing, and we have to adjust to those changes. We have to be proactive and look at different ways to deliver higher education. I’m excited about the college’s future and the direction we’re heading.”

The search for the college’s next vice president began shortly after Randerson, who served as vice president for Adult Higher Education for nearly 18 years, announced his retirement in August 2013.

Musgrove holds a doctorate degree in business administration from Argosy University, a master’s degree in human resources from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree in management studies from University of Maryland University College. Musgrove has worked for the college for nearly 16 years, serving as program coordinator, campus director and director for the southeast region. Prior to his work at Columbia College, Musgrove spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. As an Air Force First Sergeant, he was the principal advisor to the commander on all issues related to the enlisted force.

Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educationalprograms. With more than 30 Nationwide Campuses across the country, 18 of which are on military installations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. Columbia College educates more than 31,000 students each year and has more than 80,000 alumni. For more information, visit