University of Pittsburgh
February 26, 2016

Gregory Scott Appointed Senior Vice Chancellor for Business and Operations at Pitt


Joe Miksch


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PITTSBURGH—Gregory Scott, former assistant vice president for finance and business at The Pennsylvania State University, has been appointed senior vice chancellor for business and operations at the University of Pittsburgh, effective April 1, 2016.Gregory Scott

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher says that Scott will be responsible with providing oversight, direction, and leadership to the administrative functions at the University, with responsibility for managing the affairs of Pitt’s human resources, facilities management, public safety, and auxiliary services departments.

Scott joined Penn State in 2001 as the manager of construction services in the Office of Physical Plant. In 2005, he became director of commonwealth services in the same office. In that role, he was responsible for asset management, capital planning, master planning, and project management for Penn State’s 20 campuses, The Dickinson School of Law, the Hershey Medical Center, and the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia. 

He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having begun his career there in 1991 as an officer in the Civil Engineering Corps and serving as assistant resident officer in charge of construction in Twentynine Palms, Calif., and as assistant public works officer in Indian Head, Md. He began his academic career in 1997 when he joined Rutgers University as director of project management.

Scott received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Penn State, a Master of Business Administration degree from National University, and attended the Penn State Executive Management Program.