Robert Scott

Robert Scott
Robert Scott
Director, Center for Engineering Diversity & Outreach
University of Michigan

Robert D. Scott serves as Director, Center for Engineering Diversity & Outreach within the University of Michigan College of Engineering. As Special Counsel to the College, Mr. Scott supports the diversity and outreach strategy and programs across the Engineering College. Founded by Mr. Scott, the Center for Engineering Diversity & Outreach is an academic excellence community committed to developing engineers who are innovative leaders in a global society. The Center broadens participation, increases academic performance and provides personal support for diverse students from all backgrounds. Mr. Scott has been certified as a diversity professional by the National Diversity Council.

Mr. Scott is a former business executive, retired from the Procter & Gamble Company after over 32 years of service. His background includes demonstrated leadership in strategic planning and analysis, IT management, product distribution, and global learning systems. Mr. Scott’s experience includes:

  • Four years international experience as regional CIO for Europe, Middle East & Africa
  • Global leadership of a $300 million IT infrastructure
  • Launching a major shared services operation
  • Corporation acquisition integration experience

In addition to his line responsibilities, Mr. Scott served as the corporate leader of an organizational development program providing facilitated training to build high performing global teams: oMentoring and leading teams of highly experienced technical professionals oLeading global teams across geographies and cultures Mr. Scott is a member of the IT Senior Management forum, a national organization dedicated exclusively to fostering upper-level executive talent among African-American IT professionals.

After serving as the National Program Chair for four years, Mr. Scott was appointed Dean of the ITSMF Global Institute for Leadership Development. Mr. Scott also serves as a Cutter Fellow, with consulting responsibilities to CIOs and other senior IT executives.