Scott Newman

2020-21 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow
During his postsecondary career, Scott Newman has held a range of faculty and mid- and senior-level leadership positions—including founding dean of Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology’s (OSUIT) School of Information Technologies. He has served as the vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer of the institution since 2014.

Newman holds master’s degrees and a doctorate from the University of Oklahoma, the University of Oxford, and OSU, respectively. He is a former Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Fellow, an American Council on Education Fellow, and an alumnus of the Harvard Institute for Educational Management. Recognitions for Newman’s contributions to and through higher education include identification as one of the nation’s top technology leaders by Computerworld and selection to receive the American Association of University Administrators' Award for Mid-Career Higher Education Leadership.

Newman has been a member of the Higher Learning Commission Peer Review Corps since 2009, is the former chair of the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges Executive Board, and currently serves on the board of directors of the Association of Chief Academic Officers. His scholarly interests include student success and postsecondary leadership, with recent activities including presentations at the ACE Annual Meeting and HLC Annual Conference, an article in New Directions for Higher Education and the book Higher Education Administration: 50 Case-Based Vignettes, a collection of scenarios that requires learners to navigate a broad diversity of authentic postsecondary administrative roles, contexts, and circumstances.