Scott L. Scarborough, Ph.D., became The University of Akron's 16th president on July 1, 2014.
Prior to joining UA, Scarborough served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at The University of Toledo since 2012. He was the chief academic and operating officer, responsible for 12 colleges and the divisions that managed student affairs, enrollment management, libraries, registrar’s office and university teaching center.
At Toledo, Scarborough directed the development a new five-year strategic plan for the main campus. He also emphasized such strategic priorities as ensuring academic quality, enhancing academic distinction and improving the student experience.
Scarborough previously served as senior vice president and executive director of The University of Toledo Medical Center. During his tenure the medical center won the Press Ganey "National Success Story of the Year Award" and was named "Best Hospital in the Region" by U.S. News & World Report. The center also experienced its best Joint Commission accreditation survey during that time.
Scarborough’s career in higher education also includes positions as executive vice president for operations at DePaul University, and vice president for business affairs and CFO at the University of Texas at Tyler.
He earned a Ph.D. in strategic management from the University of Texas at Arlington, an MBA from the University of Texas at Tyler, and a BBA in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.
In his free time, Scarborough enjoys reading, golf, tennis, college sports and family activities.
Scarborough and his wife, Tammy, have a daughter named Samantha. Scarborough's son, Spencer, lives in Austin, Texas. Tammy served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the University of Toledo Physicians Group (UTP), which manages the faculty practice plan for 270 physicians and mid-level providers. She has accepted a position with Akron Children’s Hospital to serve as Director of Finance and Business Systems for the Department of Pediatrics.