Dr. Steven A. Scott, a native of Baxter Springs, Kan., earned a BSEd in mathematics from Pittsburg State University in 1973, an MS in mathematics from Oklahoma State University in 1977, an EdS from Pittsburg State University in 1984, and an EdD from Oklahoma State University in 1990.
Dr. Scott began his lifelong career in education as a teacher and coach at the Riverton Junior and Senior High Schools. He also taught and coached at the Miami (Okla.) Public Schools. From 1981 until 1988, Dr. Scott taught computer science courses at Northeastern Oklahoma A & M College in Miami. He joined the PSU faculty in 1989 as an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. In 1995, Dr. Scott was named chairman of the Department of Special Services and Leadership Studies. From 1999 until 2006, he served as dean of the College of Education and was named vice president for academic affairs in 2006. In June 2008, the title of Provost was added, recognizing the broad scope of Dr. Scott's leadership activities throughout campus. In 2009, the Kansas Board of Regents selected Dr. Scott to become the ninth president of Pittsburg State University.
Among his many responsibilities at PSU, Dr. Scott has been highly involved in the university's strategic planning process, academic program review, accreditation, and meeting the university's performance agreements with the Kansas Board of Regents.
Dr. Scott has written and presented in a variety of forums and formats in support of the use of instructional technologies by K-12 teachers. In addition, his grant writing efforts have yielded more than a million dollars in externally-funded projects that have benefitted hundreds of teachers, numerous school districts, the Greenbush Service Center, and other institutions of higher education.
In 2012, Dr. Scott was elected to serve on the NCAA Division II Presidents Council. He is also a member of the Division II Academic Requirements Task Force. Dr. Scott is a recipient of the PSU Outstanding Alumni Award, the Office of Multicultural Affairs' PSU Outstanding Chairperson Award, and the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center's Putting Kids First Award.
Dr. Scott and his wife, Cathy, live in Pittsburg. They have two grown children, Kylie and Phillip.