Scott L. Scarborough became the 16th president of The University of Akron on July 1, 2014.
He had previously served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at The University of Toledo since 2012. Scarborough was UT’s chief academic and operating officer, responsible for 12 colleges and the divisions that managed student affairs, enrollment management, libraries, registrar’s office and the university teaching center. He directed the development of a new five-year strategic plan for the main campus, and emphasized such strategic priorities as ensuring academic quality, enhancing academic distinction and improving the student experience.
From 2010-2012, Scarborough led The University of Toledo Medical Center as senior vice president and executive director. 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.
Before joining Toledo, Scarborough served as executive vice president at DePaul University, the nation’s largest Catholic university. He was one of DePaul’s top three executives with oversight of operational divisions ranging from human resources to information technology to student affairs. Prior to DePaul, Scarborough also served as: CEO of the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Co.; vice president for business affairs at The University of Texas at Tyler; and an audit manager and interim director of Employee Group Insurance for The University of Texas System.
Scarborough 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, he enjoys reading, golf, tennis, college sports and family activities.
Scarborough lives in Akron with this wife, Tammy, and daughter, Samantha. His son, Spencer, lives in Austin, Texas. Tammy Scarborough is Director of Finance and Business Systems for the Department of Pediatrics of Akron Children’s Hospital. Previously she 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.