Scott L. Scarborough

Scott L. Scarborough, Ph.D., served from July 1, 2014, to May 31, 2016. Highlights:


President Scott Scarborough


  • A low-cost general education course pilot initiative, delivered mostly online, is announced in April.
  • Announcement in May of agreement for the creation of a National Center of Choreography with DanceCleveland and The Knight Foundation on UA campus.
  • In August, UA enters partnership with LeBron James Family Foundation, providing free tuition for qualified youths in LJFF’s “Wheels for Education” and  “I Promise” programs, and naming the College of Education for the organization. James commits to five-year promotional deal with UA.
  • New student enrollment in Fall 2015 is higher than previous year, the first increase in new freshmen in three years.
  • In December, the Zips football team wins the first BCS bowl game in school history, beating Utah State University 23-21 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.


  • In July, bond-rating agencies Moody’s and Fitch affirm UA’s bond rating and describe its financial outlook as stable.
  • College strategic planning begins in August for all 9 of UA’s degree-granting colleges.