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President Scott L. Scarborough, Ph.D.

2015 State Of The University

UA President Scott Scarborough presents his State of the University address

'It is time for us to become a national university...'

The University of Akron must grow into a national university with international reach to thrive in today’s new normal for higher education, UA President Scott L. Scarborough said in his first State Of The University presentation on Oct. 20th at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.  His presentation to an estimated 500 faculty, students and community leaders included a UA history lesson, statistics on UA’s financial status, a review of new strategic plans, and an explanation of UA’s recently launched Ohio Polytechnic University brand identity, and the debut of a new UA commercial starring Akron native and NBA legend, LeBron James.

Video: “The Power of Many”

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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