JEAN A. SCOTT, Ph.D, joined R. H. Perry & Associates as a Senior Consultant in 2012, has served for thirty-eight years in faculty and administrative positions in independent and public institutions. Her expertise lies in enrollment management at both highly selective and enrollment driven colleges, in strategic planning and implementation, and in developing the human, physical and financial resources that make it possible for students to achieve their goals.
Dr. Scott served as President of Marietta College in Ohio from 2000-2012. During her tenure at Marietta College she wrote and implemented three strategic plans, built a strong management team, hired more than half of the College’s faculty, oversaw the transformation of the College’s campus through the construction and renovation of academic, residential, and athletic facilities, and completed two successful comprehensive campaigns, raising more than $100 million. Prior to her Marietta College experience, she served as President of Bradford College in Massachusetts from 1998-2000 and as Interim President of the State University of New York College at Potsdam from 1996 to 1997.
Dr. Scott’s administrative career includes work in the fields of enrollment management, student services, and academic administration. She served as Director of Undergraduate Admission at Duke University 1980-85, as Dean of Undergraduate Admission at Case Western Reserve University 1985-89, and as Dean of Undergraduate Admission at The College of William and Mary 1989-91. She broadened her perspective on academic administration as Acting Associate Provost and Associate Provost at William and Mary from 1991-94, overseeing the offices of admission, financial aid, registrar, grants administration and affirmative action, as well as providing support for the work of the Provost. From 1994-96 and 1997-98, Jean served as Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at the State University of New York College at Potsdam, where she directed the strategic planning process in her division, oversaw the external evaluation of several units, and implemented an enrollment plan that stabilized enrollment and increased the size of the freshman class. From her experience in these positions, Jean developed expertise in marketing, planning, and work with the many constituencies of colleges and universities.
Dr. Scott began her career as Assistant Professor of History at Duke University, where she received the Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award and the Duke Endowment Teaching Award. She received her undergraduate degree in history from the University of Richmond, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. She is a recipient of the University of Richmond’s Distinguished Alumna award and has served as Chair of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio.