Richard Scott Named a Vice President of Baylor University
On March 22, 1996, the Baylor University Board of Regents confirmed the appointment of Richard C. Scott as Vice President of University Development. A scant ten days later, on April 1, Scott began assuming his responsibilities of directing the development efforts of the university.
In that brief ten-day period, Scott met with the faculty and staff of the business school, initiated the process for choosing an acting dean for the business school, hosted the spring meeting of the school's advisory board, kicked off the Dean's Annual Fund campaign to raise money for student scholarships, met with the staff of his new division, and relocated his belongings from the business school to his office in the Robinson Tower.
"Those ten days were the longest three months of my life," quips Scott.
New Responsibilities as V.P.
In his new position, Scott will oversee three divisions: Administrative Services, Development, and Student Foundation.
"I will be pursuing gifts of all types for all areas of the university," says Scott. "Gifts can take the form of direct dollars, property, estate bequests, or services."
Highlights of Tenure as Dean
Scott held the deanship at Hankamer for 19 years. Only one other business school dean has served that long, Dr. …