Getting to know Dr. Scott L. Scarborough

Dr. Scott L. Scarborough named UA's 16th President

On Thursday, May 8, 2014, The University of Akron Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name Scott L. Scarborough, PhD, the 16th President of the University. Noting his impressive credentials and his extensive experience in the management of all aspects of higher education, including complex financial matters, Board Chair Richard W. Pogue stated: “Dr. Scarborough clearly shares our vision for the University of Akron. We have confidence that he will help us advance our mission as a public research university committed to our students’ success, to creating new models for sustaining academic excellence, and to our role as a vital contributor to the regional economy.” His term will begin July 1, 2014.

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A warm welcome for the president-elect

It was a standing-room-only crowd in the Honors College Common Room that welcomed President-Elect Scott L. Scarborough to campus on Monday, May 12, just a few days after being appointed the 16th President of the University.

President Luis M. Proenza presented Dr. Scarborough with a Zippy tie and Zippy doll, and his wife Tammy with a Zippy scarf and bouquet of flowers.

Board Chair Richard W. Pogue introduced Dr. Scarborough to campus as the man who will lead UA through its next transformation.

Dr. Scarborough met with the media immediately following the welcoming event, but earlier in the day, provided a video interview exclusively for the UA campus.

Video: Welcoming reception

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