M. Scott to Retire
Published on July 14, 1993
M. Scott to Retire MADISON SCOTT TO RETIRE AS OHIO STATE TRUSTEE SECRETARY 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 here." 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 necessary. The trustees do not meet again until September l. # [Submitted by: GERSTNER (email@example.com) Wed, 14 Jul 93 16:52:13 EST] All documents are the responsibility of their originator.