Gregory A. Scott became the Senior Vice Chancellor for Business and Operations in April 2016. An officer of the University and a member of the chancellor's leadership staff, Scott provides oversight, direction, and leadership to the administrative functions of the University, with responsibility for managing the affairs of Pitt's human resources, facilities management, public safety, and auxiliary services departments.
Prior to joining Pitt, Scott was Assistant Vice President for Finance and Business at Penn State University. He 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, responsible for asset management, capital planning, master planning, and project manager 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 became Assistant Vice President in 2013.
Scott is a U.S. Navy veteran, beginning his naval career 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.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Penn State and a Master of Business Administration degree from National University, and attended the Penn State Executive Management Program. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of California.
Scott was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania. He and his wife Beth have two college-aged children, Allie and Sarah. He enjoys a wide variety of activities, including competitive trail running, mountain biking, skiing, kayaking, and motorcycling.