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Gregory Scott

Senior Advisory Consultant

Gregory (Greg) A. Scott serves as Senior Advisory Consultant to Harris Search Associates providing insight, national relationships, and vetting of candidates on behalf of client institution committees and our firm.

Greg most recently served as the senior vice chancellor for business and operations at the University of Pittsburgh. In his role, he oversaw 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, leading a team of over 1,100 employees.

Prior to joining Pitt, Greg 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 where he 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.

Greg 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.

Gregory Scott
Harris Search Associates - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global higher education executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 44 offices in 33 countries worldwide. Our higher education executive search practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine, and healthcare enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers, and healthcare organizations driving global innovation and discovery.