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Southwest Baptist University has named Dr. Scotti Moats as Assistant Professor of University Studies and Assistant Provost for General Education and Transition.
Moats comes to SBU with nine years of experience in higher education at Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. Moats has been a faculty member, Chair of the Teacher Education Department, student advisor, student mentor, and involved in multiple administrative initiatives.
During Moats time serving in these roles, she has developed a passion for working with students to help them successfully navigate the challenges of academia. Moats is committed to the success of the private education system and the opportunities it brings to students of all ethnicities.
“One of my greatest joys in working in higher education is being able to walk alongside students as they grow in their personal and professional identities,” said Moats. “I believe in the necessity of faith-based higher education to help students not only develop their identity as a person and a professional but as an image-bearer of God. Within Christian higher education, we have the privilege of being the church while preparing students to serve and impact the world around them. I am excited to join SBU in a position that allows me to pour into the lives of students and encourage them in their academic and personal pursuits while growing together in our faith as part of the community of believers.”
Moats has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Bethel University, a master’s degree in Math Education from Northern Arizona University, a master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Minnesota. Additionally, she has a certificate in Private College Administration from the University of Minnesota and an ACUE certification. Moats has also researched and written several publications.
Moats will serve as the Assistant Professor of University Studies and Assistant Provost for General Education and Transition and has assumed her role on Aug. 1. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Scotti Moats.