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M. Scott to Retire

M. Scott to Retire


     COLUMBUS -- Madison H. Scott, executive assistant to the
president and secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Ohio
State University, announced today (7/14) that he will retire on
Sept. 7.

     Scott has held administrative positions with Ohio State for
25 years and graduated from from the University with a degree in
political science in 1958.  He was elected by the trustees to be
their liaison to the university in 1979.

     Following the announcement, Deborah E. Casto, chair of the
Board of Trustees, called Scott "both a colleague and a good
friend who has served the university with wisdom, insight, and
unparalleled distinction."

     In a letter sent today, Scott wrote, "I have been challenged
every day by being part of the fabric that makes Ohio State what
it is -- an institution of truly enormous possibilities," and
that, "while I leave with some sadness, my work is finished

     Scott's work at Ohio State began in 1968.  One year later he
was promoted to direct the university's personnel employment
office.  He served five years as the university's first
affirmative action officer before being named to start and head
its first centralized personnel office.  He was its vice
president from 1975 to 1990, when President E. Gordon Gee named
him to coordinate administration for the president's staff.

     Today Gee called Scott "a distinguished university citizen
who has made a lasting imprint on the progress and fortunes of
Ohio State."

     Scott is a U.S. Army veteran, having served on active duty
from 1948 to 1954.  He was a command sergeant major, the highest
non-commissioned officer rank, in the Army Reserves until
military retirement in 1973.

     He currently serves as a member of the Board of
Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline of the Supreme Court
of Ohio, and on the boards of Community Mutual Blue Cross
Blue/Shield, the Vision Services Plan of Ohio, and the Ohio
Methodist Children's Home.

     According to Casto, Scott will be on vacation much of the
summer, and Robert M. Duncan, the university's vice president for
legal affairs, will handle whatever trustee support duties are

     The trustees do not meet again until September l.

[Submitted by: GERSTNER  (gerstner@ccgate.ucomm.ohio-state.edu)
Wed, 14 Jul 93 16:52:13 EST]
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