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President Scott L. Scarborough, Ph.D.

The University of Akron's 16th president

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President Scarborough speaks at the City Club of Cleveland

At the City Club: UA is Ohio's Polytechnic University

On May 15th the City Club of Cleveland served as an appropriately historic venue for President Scarborough’s announcement of the University’s repositioning to stake its claim as Ohio’s polytechnic university. He told a sold-out audience, “Polytechnic describes both our historical strengths and our path forward: career-focused, experiential, technology-infused, connected to business and industry, applying to both the sciences and the arts.”

During his speech, “More than Harvard: Building A Great Public University in Northeast Ohio,” President Scarborough also announced the creation of two new centers and the selection of two nationally known executives to lead them.

Leadership team

‘I believe the best universities are not those that admit the fewest.  The best universities in this country are those that give the most students the best chance at the American Dream—the chance to earn a college degree and live a more fulfilling life.’

Scott L. Scarborough
“The Power and the Promise
of Pubic Higher Education”
Investiture Ceremonies, September 19, 2014

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