Campus News

Scarbro named director of student conduct

Following a national search, Rebecca Scarbro has been named the new director of student conduct at the University of Georgia. Currently associate director of student conduct at UGA, she has been serving as interim director since February, following the move of former Director Barrett Malone to his new role as associate dean of students.

Rebecca Scarbro (Submitted photo)

Scarbro will be responsible for planning, implementation, evaluation and oversight of the university’s student conduct system. The Office of Student Conduct receives all complaints regarding possible infractions of conduct regulations, schedules and facilitates all university judicial and sexual misconduct hearings, coordinates and monitors all appeals, maintains student disciplinary records, and recruits, trains and advises the University Judiciary.

Scarbro will also serve on the Behavioral Assessment and Response Council, the Sexual Assault Response Team and various other committees at both the university and University System of Georgia levels.

Scarbro’s appointment is effective May 1. She will report to Malone and serve as a member of the leadership team for the Division of Student Affairs.

“I am very excited about this well-deserved opportunity for Rebecca, and I greatly value the experience and expertise she will bring to the role,” said Malone. “I truly believe that Rebecca will be a tremendous leader for the staff members within the office, and I expect Student Conduct to excel under her leadership moving forward.”

Dean of Students Eric Atkinson shared his excitement for the continued success of the Office of Student Conduct under Scarbro’s leadership.

“Rebecca is a widely respected leader in Student Affairs and across campus,” said Atkinson. “She has played a critical role in enriching our learning environment and helping students and student organizations maximize their potential, and I’m looking forward to seeing her continue that great work in this new role.”

Scarbro said that an excellent conduct process must hold students accountable to the high standards required of UGA students, while also serving to facilitate student learning and assisting students in moving through adversity and hardships.

“I genuinely care about students and the University of Georgia,” said Scarbro. “I’m looking forward to furthering the department’s current initiatives and building upon its successes in this vital area for student success and learning.”

Prior to coming to UGA, she worked at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of South Carolina in various student support roles ranging across student conduct and student integrity, legal affairs and residential life, among others.

Scarbro is an alumna of the University of Georgia, where she earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude. She also holds a Master of Education in higher education and student affairs from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Arts in social science, magna cum laude, from LaGrange College.