Northwestern State University President Dr. Chris Maggio was honored by colleagues, friends, family, and community members at a retirement reception held on campus Wednesday, June 23.
Dr. Maggio’s thirty-three years of service to his alma mater will draw to a close with his retirement effective July 1. Dr. Maggio graduated from St. Mary’s in 1982 and went on to the university he was to serve and eventually lead. He graduated from NSU in 1985 with a degree in Physical Education, lettering in track and cross country as he had as a high school athlete. He coached for a few years at St. Mary’s before embarking upon his remarkable career at Northwestern state.
Dr. Maggio was honored in a way that was particularly appropriate to his love of Northwestern State University. The NSU Foundation presented him with an endowed scholarship in his name. The Maggio Scholarship has raised over $123,000.00 thus far. The scholarship will be sending young men and women on to a better life for years to come!
The Natchitoches Parish Journal extends its best wishes to Dr. Chris and Jennifer Maggio on their well-earned retirement. Your stewardship of the university leaves NSU in a position to do even more for the young people of our state in the future. Well done sir!