Going to college is an investment that pays great dividends. I can attest to the transformational power of higher education as I entered the academy as a first-generation, low income student, earned a college degree, and achieved an even greater understanding of myself, my life’s passion and my commitment to promoting educational opportunities in urban and rural communities. It has been my mission to provide the resources and tools to help students navigate quality educational experiences that prepare them to be global scholars and leaders.
Tuskegee University is an institution with rich traditions and over 139 years of preparing global leaders in science, engineering, technology, math and the liberal arts. Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver endeavored to train students in skills, morals, religious life, and academic subjects so they could return to their home communities to bring about positive change in education, agriculture and science.
I am committed to working collaboratively with our students, faculty, staff, alumni and employers to prepare students for a changing workforce in an everchanging landscape of higher education. I take this work very seriously as we are creating career pathways and training our students to be the next great generation of leaders who contribute to a better world. Even more, the work we will do together will change the economic trajectory of many of our students and their families. I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of the great interactions with people, and life changing opportunities and experiences that higher education afforded me along my educational journey. We have a lot of important work to do together, and the best is yet to come!
Kimberly M. Scott, PhD
Vice-President for Student Affairs
Tomkins Hall, Room 500