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President Scott L. Scarborough, Ph.D.

Dr. Scarborough took office July 1, 2014 as The University of Akron's 16th president.

“Our duty as a public university is to help make the American Dream possible for as many students as possible.

“I am truly grateful for the Harvard universities of the world. But at this university, we do not aspire to be Harvard. We aspire to be more than Harvard: we aspire to be a great public university.

“A great public university educates the masses—not just the top 10% of the best-prepared students.

“A great public university conducts research that solves local problems and builds the regional economy.

“A great public university is committed to lifting all people higher—everyone who aspires to live the American Dream.”

— President Scott Scarborough
in his Investiture Address, September 2014

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