Scott Scarborough, Ph.D., became the University's 16th president on July 1, 2014.
During the last two years, Scarborough has been Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, serving as the chief academic officer and operating officer at the University of Toledo, which has an annual operating budget of more than $800 million. He directed the development of UT’s new strategic plan, Imagine 2017, and organized a system of “portal colleges” designed to meet the needs of well-prepared, prepared and underprepared, adult, online and graduate and advanced professional students. He also led the rebranding of Jesup Scott Honors College, leading to a significant increase in the numbers of honors students at UT, and he created YouCollege to improve the performance and completion rates of underprepared students.
Prior to his provost position, Scarborough was Senior Vice President and Executive Director of The University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC), responsible for the overall management and operations of its 319-bed hospital, specializing in trauma, orthopedics, cardiology, neurology, cancer, surgery and kidney transplantation, and a large network of provider-based outpatient centers. During his two years in the position, Scarborough led the development of UTMC’s strategic plan, Victory 2015.
From 2007 to 2011, he was Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration for both the University of Toledo and its Medical Center, responsible for managing university and hospital accounting and finance, including patient access, health information management, the budget office, information technology and internal auditing.
Scarborough came to UTMC from senior leadership positions at DePaul University, Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company (Texas Trust), The University of Texas System, and Coopers & Lybrand/KPMG Peat Marwick. He has his Ph.D. in Strategic Management and an MBA and BBA in Accounting.
Scarborough describes his personal strengths in “areas of strategic management, financial management, team-building, and friend-raising” and is most proud of his “work to elevate the quality, distinctiveness and economic sustainability of all aspects of a university’s tripartite mission: teaching and learning, research and discovery, and service and engagement.”
Dr. Scarborough and his wife Tammy have a daughter Samantha. Son Spencer lives in Austin, Texas.
Tammy has served as Chief Financial Officer of the University of Toledo Physicians Group (UTP), which manages the faculty practice plan for 270 physicians and mid-level providers. Tammy Scarborough is responsible for managing UTP’s finances, IT, human resources and strategic planning functions.