Jeff Scott was named Executive Vice President for finance and administration effective December 5, 2016. Scott provides leadership for the central business services of the University, including Finance, Facilities, Human Resources, Information Technology, Capital Planning & Development, Business Diversity, Sustainability, and Organizational Excellence.
Scott comes to UW after two years at Georgia Tech, where he led the Institute’s finance, budget, capital planning, real estate, and institutional research departments. He strengthened financial governance and accountability, led improvements in financial processes and training, enhanced the management of international operations, and began the planning, selection and implementation of a new financial system.
Prior to Georgia Tech, Scott spent six years at Columbia University, leading its student and administrative services. He directed student accounts, financial aid, housing, dining, health services, information technology, and human resources.
Before entering higher education in 2008, Scott held a number of positions in the private and public sectors. He spent 13 years in a variety of positions, including chief strategy officer at FMC Corporation, a machinery and chemical multinational company. He also served in Washington as the chief financial officer of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Scott spent his early career at the Office of Management and Budget, and the Pentagon.
Scott graduated from Harvard College and received a master’s in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School. He holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.