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University of Akron hires new president
And it is not Jim Tressel

Tim Rudell
Dr. Scott Scarborough will become President of the University of Akron this summer
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The new president of the University of Akron is Scott Scarborough.  The University’s Board of Trustees hired him Thursday to succeed Luis Proenza and become the school’s 16th chief executive.  WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports

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Scarborough, who has heavy experience in finance and strategic planning, was the University of Toledo’s provost.  Akron Trustee Chairman Richard Pogue said that background, and that much of it involved a public university in Ohio, board meetingwere big reasons for the Board making him their unanimous choice for the job. Scarbrough beat out two other finalists: University of Maryland Eastern Shore Provost Ronald Nykile(NEYE-kee-luh), and Jim Tressel, the former Ohio State football  coach and Akron's current executive vice president for student success.

As he made the Scarorough announcement, Pogue paused for a special thanks to Tressel for applying. Richard Pogue  “Well, he was a finalist and an inside candidate, so we wanted the world to know he’s done a fabulous job in his two years, and made a lot of improvements that people probably didn’t expected when he came on board.  But, he’s just done a great job.  So we simply wanted to acknowledge that.”

Scarborough, who was traveling at the time of the announcement, agreed to a five-year contract with an annual base of $450-thousand and deferred compensation and performance bonuses that could add another $160-thousand yearly.  He starts July 1st.

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