Published on Show Me Mizzou August 3
Jeff Vogel, the Mizzou Alumni Association’s 2022–23 volunteer president, will move the association forward by drawing on and enhancing its many strengths — including the MU student experience. “An important way to ensure graduates become active alumni is by making sure they have a high-quality experience as students,” he says.
Vogel, BS Acc, ’90, credits his own time on campus with his current commitment to the association. “I am thankful that I had wonderful years at Mizzou — not only for the tremendous education I received but also for the relationships I established and the networks I formed that still benefit me today,” he says.
His Mizzou story began long before his arrival on campus. His father, LeRoy, BS BA ’66, the first of his family to go to college, studied accounting at MU. “That laid the foundation for me, my brother and my sister to attend Mizzou.” It also opened doors for other students. In 2010, the three siblings honored their father by creating the LeRoy Vogel Family Endowed Business Scholarship. To date, about 10 students have received the award, which is available to Bowling Green High School graduates accepted to the Trulaske College of Business.
For the past two decades, Vogel has served as chief financial officer for the Missouri-based Walsworth Publishing Co. Leveraging that business experience on behalf of the alumni association, Vogel has been working with MAA volunteers and staff to develop a three-year strategic plan. Their work will be presented to the alumni association board later this fall. As the plan takes shape, one thing is certain: The association’s future will grow out of its commitment to improving the student and alumni experience.