Gregory A. Scott serves as the senior vice chancellor for business and operations at the University of Pittsburgh. In this position, Scott oversees central operational functions of the University, with responsibility for leading Pitt’s facilities management; public safety and emergency management; planning, design and real estate; sustainability; and business and auxiliary services offices.
Prior to joining Pitt, Scott led operations at Penn State University as assistant vice president for finance and business. During his 15-year tenure at Penn State, he also held leadership roles as manager of construction services and director of commonwealth services in the Office of Physical Plant. In the latter role, Scott was responsible for asset management, capital planning, master planning and project management for Penn State’s 24 campuses, Dickinson Law, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. He began his academic career as director of project management at Rutgers University.
Scott is a U.S. Navy veteran who served as an officer in the Civil Engineering Corps, in addition to assistant resident officer in charge of construction in Twentynine Palms, California, and assistant public works officer in Indian Head, Maryland.
He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of California. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Penn State, a Master of Business Administration from National University and Penn State Executive Management Program certification.
Scott is a member of the UPMC Health Plan Board and Life’sWork board of directors. He has also served as chair of Pitt’s United Way campaign and on the board of directors for APPA: The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers.
A Central Pennsylvanian native, Scott enjoys spending time with his family and participating in outdoor activities including running, skiing, motorcycling, kayaking and mountain biking.