Tomorrow Pittsburg State will hold a celebration for Steve Scott, as he winds his time down university’s President. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
Last July, President Scott announced that the 2021-2022 academic year would be his last at the university, though, at the time, he stopped short of saying that he was retiring. He said in an announcement published on the university’s website that he and his wife had purchased a home in Pittsburg and are committed to being active in the community.
Scott, a southeast Kansas native earned his BA in Math in 1973 from PSU, starting his career as a faculty member. He was promoted to chair of the Department of Social Services, later named dean of the College of Education, then vice president, and provost before being named President in 2009.
Tomorrow at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, the PSU will hold a retirement celebration that will look back at his time as President from the perspectives of family, community, and colleagues, with a few memorable performances. The doors open at the Bicknell at 1:30, no RSVP required. The event is open to the PSU campus and community. For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro