Contact: Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120

St. Mary's University Comptroller to Join Centenary College Administrative Staff as Vice President for Finance and Administration

Fred Scott Fred J. Scott

SHREVEPORT, LA -- Fred J. Scott of San Antonio, Texas, will join the administrative staff of Centenary College of Louisiana on Feb. 1 as the college's new vice president for finance and administration, Centenary President Kenneth L. Schwab has announced.

Scott is currently comptroller at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, a position he has held since 1996. Prior to joining St. Mary's, he was controller at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, where he also served as an instructor in accounting and business management. Prior to that post, he was chief financial officer for Broadcast Systems, Inc. of Austin.

"We are pleased that Fred Scott will be joining the Centenary community," Schwab said. "His appointment came after a national search for the financial leader to take Centenary into the new century. Fred has significant fiscal management, personnel administration, and operations management experience. He is known as a collaborative problem solver, an adept user of technology for business solutions and an involved, service-minded volunteer. I am delighted with his selection and look forward to the many positive contributions he will make at Centenary."

Scott earned the B.B.A. degree in accounting from the University of Texas at El Paso (1971) and the M.B.A. in business management from St. Edward's University (1979).

Among his community and public service activities have been the chairmanships of a larger federal credit union and three United Way Campaigns. He was a community volunteer on a site-based management team at a school in his neighborhood, and he served on the district-wide committee that designed the structure for the future growth and direction of a 60,000-plus student school district.

Scott assumes the position vacated by Thomas Phizacklea, who served for six and a half years before taking a post at Goucher College.

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