Provost candidates continue to visit campus

July 26, 2012 | News, UToday
By Meghan Cunningham

The third candidate for provost and executive vice president for academic affairs held an open forum Tuesday, and a fourth candidate will visit campus next week.


Dr. Scott Scarborough, senior vice president and executive director of UT Medical Center, gave a detailed presentation at his forum in the Student Union about his background and how he would lead academic operations on UT’s Main Campus.

The fourth candidate, Dr. Antonio Moreira, vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will participate in a forum open to all internal and external constituents Monday, July 30, at 10 a.m. in Student Union Room 3018.

Scarborough, who has been with UT since 2007 when he accepted the position of senior vice president for finance and administration, discussed his track record of building teams and leaders to move institutions forward with strategic investment.

“I’m not looking to be everything the organization needs, but what I am committing to is developing a team that is everything the University needs,” Scarborough said.

He joined UT from DePaul University. Prior to that, he worked for the University of Texas System for 10 years.

Scarborough said his financial background and knowledge of the budget concerns facing higher education are an example of a nontraditional outlook that could benefit the provost’s office.

He answered questions about the importance of the humanities, studying the morale of the institution, and his previous relationship with a private online education company.

Moreira, the fourth candidate for provost, has been with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, since 1990 when he joined the faculty as director and professor of the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Program. Moreira also has served at the institution as associate provost, associate dean of engineering and department chair.

He has held teaching and research positions at Colorado State University, the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, and the University of Oporto in Portugal. Moreira also has worked for Schering-Plough Corp. in Union, N.J., and International Flavors & Fragrances in Union Beach, N.J.

The other candidates for provost are Dr. Carlo Montemagno, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati, and Dr. Janine Janosky, vice president at Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron.

The person selected as UT’s next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs will succeed Dr. William McMillen, who is retiring after 30 years with UT and Medical College of Ohio/Medical University of Ohio.

Feedback about the candidates for provost can be sent to Joel Epstein, executive search consultant with Waverly Partners LLC, at and UT President Lloyd Jacobs at

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