Scott Selected as New Provost

Scott

Andrea Scott, an academic leader with extensive experience in the business world, joins the university this summer to serve as provost. She arrives from California Baptist University, where she was dean and professor of marketing in the Jabs School of Business the past four years.

Scott, a former Fulbright Scholar and a native of Kingston, Jamaica, says she was drawn to George Fox’s promise that each student will be known personally, academically and spiritually. “It is a powerful commitment that has the whole student at the heart of the institution,” she says. “This pursuit, in conjunction with Christ in everything, is deeply compelling and aligns seamlessly with my own commitment to doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God.”

During her tenure at California Baptist, the Jabs School of Business experienced 10 percent annual growth, with program expansion including undergraduate majors, a master of science degree in information technology, and an MBA business analytics concentration.

Previously, Scott was a marketing faculty member in Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management for 12 years. Her business resume includes advertising agency experience with national clients such as General Mills and Wrigley at DDB and BBDO in Chicago, with NBC during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, and working as a business analyst for Honeywell, Inc.

Scott has a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College, an MBA from Emory University and a PhD in marketing from the University of South Florida. She replaces Linda Samek, who served as provost since 2013 and will remain at George Fox as a full-time faculty member in the Doctor of Education program.