Bill Stackman, vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students

Dr. Bill Stackman, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at the University of Missouri on Monday July 15, 2019. Sam O'Keefe/University of Missouri

Vice Chancellor Bill Stackman joined the university in 2019, nearly 40 years after he received his master’s degree from Mizzou.

Dr. Stackman has had a long, successful career in student affairs. He is a nationally recognized expert on mental health, legal issues and free speech in higher education.

Stackman came to Mizzou from the University of Notre Dame, where he served as associate vice president for student services.  In his role at Notre Dame, Stackman oversaw programs such as the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, the University Counseling Center, Graduate Student Life and University Health Services. Additionally, he chaired the university’s care team and served as the deputy Title IX coordinator.

Prior to his position at Notre Dame, Stackman served as director of student activities at Texas A&M University, dean of student affairs at Rhodes College, associate and acting dean of students at Oberlin College, director of student activities at Tufts University, associate director of the Illini Union at the University of Illinois, and associate director of student activities at Temple University.

Stackman was born into a family of educators; his mother taught kindergarten while his father taught history at the college level. He grew up on college campuses in Indiana and Michigan.

Stackman earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in parks and recreation administration from the University of Kentucky and the University of Missouri, respectively. He earned a master’s degree in education administration from West Virginia University and completed his doctorate in educational leadership: policy, planning and administration from Boston University.

Stackman is currently pursuing his sixth degree, a master of social work from MU’s School of Social Work.

“I’m honored and thrilled to serve an institution that has given me so much,” Stackman said. “To this day, Mizzou is a very special place for me as I formed relationships as a student there that are still near and dear to my heart today.”

Stackman is father to two adult children and one yellow Labrador retriever, Mac.


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