Edward Scott (Courtesy Photo)

BALTIMORE, Md. (April 8, 2021) — Morgan State University President David Wilson announced the promotion of Edward Scott, Ph.D. to the position of Vice President, which will be added to his current role of Director of Athletics for the University.

“In addition to his leadership of Intercollegiate Athletics, Dr. Scott will add the oversight of Morgan’s Intramural Sports Program to his portfolio,” said Dr. Wilson. “As a result of these additional responsibilities, he will assume the title of vice president and director of athletics.”

Scott became Morgan State’s Athletics Director on October 9, 2016 and has been the architect of the Bears athletic and academic resurgence for the past four-years. He has also guided the department through arguably the most challenging period in the history of intercollegiate athletics due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am grateful to Dr. Wilson for this opportunity and very much look forward to helping serve the broader campus community in a meaningful way,” said Scott.  “This promotion says as much about the collective success of our department as it does about my individual leadership.  We have worked diligently over the past four-years to create the type of culture in athletics that supports the mission of the entire Morgan community and this expanded role is a demonstration of those efforts.”

A rising figure within the national landscape of intercollegiate athletics, Scott’s most recent appointment adds to his impressive list of leadership roles since arriving at Morgan State:

  • NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP)
  • Vice President (President-elect) Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA)
  • Black AD Alliance (Executive Committee)
  • FCS Athletics Directors Association (Executive Committee)

Notable highlights during Scott’s tenure at Morgan include:

  • Negotiation of five-year multimillion dollar partnership with Under Armour
  • New Facility Construction
    • Lois T. Murray Softball Field
    • Student-Athlete Success Center
  • Facility Enhancements/Renovations
    • Hughes Stadium Renovations (football and track and field)
      • Daktronics video board
      • New field turf
      • New track surface
    • Hill Field House
      • Daktronics video boards (2)
      • LED tables (2)
      • New lighting system for the entire arena
  • External relations
    • Created the Morgan Bear Club – annual fundraising arm for athletics
    • Increased corporate sponsorships by 500%
    • Record tickets sales in football and men’s and women’s basketball
  • NCAA Grant – Accelerating Academic Success Program – $900,000 for academic support
  • Morgan’s first-ever NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship winner
  • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)
    • Men’s and Women’s Tennis Conference Champions
    • Male Athlete of the Year
    • Woman of the Year
    • MEAC Post Graduate Scholarship winner (four consecutive years)

Scott assumes his new role immediately with the goal of enhancing the health and wellness opportunities for the entire Morgan campus and community.

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Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie-classified high research (R2) institution offering more than 126 academic programs leading to degrees from the baccalaureate to the doctorate. As Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University, and the only university to have its entire campus designated as a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Morgan serves a multiethnic and multiracial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many as possible. For more information about Morgan State University, visit www.morgan.edu.