Scott Scarborough Family


Scott Scarborough Scrapbook

I was born in Baytown, Texas, on December 13, 1962.

As a boy, I loved playing sports, especially baseball.

At Baytown Junior School, I played tennis, basketball, and football.

In high school, I continued to play baseball and football.

I graduated from Ross S. Sterling High School in Baytown, Texas, in 1981.

During the summer between my junior and senior years in high school, I was elected Governor of the American Legion Boys State Program.

During the summer between my freshman and sophomore years in college, I served as a congressional intern in Washington, D.C.

I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1985.  I had some wonderful college friends.

The highlight of my college years was being elected President of the Students' Association and a member of the Texas Cowboys.

After college, I got married, started my career at Coopers & Lybrand, and became a father.

Being Spencer's dad was the greatest joy in my life.  Spencer graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Finance.  He is now enrolled in the MBA program at Texas State and beginning a career in Finance. I am very proud of him.

After five years in public accounting, I joined The University of Texas System Audit Office.  After five years at UT System, I became the chief business officer at The University of Texas at Tyler.

After five years at UT Tyler, I accepted a job as CEO of the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company.  I was responsible for investing $30 billion on behalf of the State of Texas.

While at Texas Trust, I finished my doctoral studies and later accepted a job at DePaul University in Chicago as its Executive Vice President.

While in Chicago, Spencer was a very good high school baseball pitcher.  I loved watching him pitch.

After five years at DePaul, I accepted a job at The University of Toledo as its Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and CFO of The University of Toledo Medical Center.  In 2010, I was asked to serve as both CFO and Interim Vice President and Executive Director of The University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC).  In 2011, I was asked to serve as Senior Vice President and Executive Director of UTMC.
In August of 2012, I was asked to serve as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

I had a great team at The University of Toledo.  Dave Dabney (far right) and I have worked together for many years.

Months after I began working at The University of Toledo, Tammy accepted a job at UT Physicians; she currently serves UTP as its Chief Financial Officer.

Tammy and decided early in our marriage to have a child.  She had never known the joy of being a mom. The end result was Samantha, a beautiful baby girl.  

Spencer, Austin (my nephew), Dad, and I made a trip to the Rose Bowl to watch Texas and Alabama play in the national championship game.  We had a great time (even though Texas lost)!

Tammy and I attended my 30-year high school reunion.  It was great to reconnect with old friends.

After almost seven years at The University of Toledo as its Provost, CEO of the Medical Center, and CFO, I left the university to become the 16th president at The University of Akron.

Favorite Quote:

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without errors or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who at best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory not defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt (1910)

Eulogy of Harold Scarborough (grandfather)

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