Scott Morrison has worked in higher education for 23 years as a mathematics faculty member and Academic Director for the Liberal Arts (and Sciences) Division at Western Nevada College. Scott has lived in Northern Nevada since 1988. He studied mathematics at University of Nevada, Reno and began teaching at the collegiate level in 2001. Scott has taught mathematics at WNC since 2006 and earned the 2006-2007 WNC Outstanding Instructor of the Year award and the 2015-16 Academic Advisor of the Year award. Scott has served as a Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) evaluator since 2015 and was selected as a 2019-20 NWCCU Fellow on Mission Fulfillment. Scott has dedicated his career to expanding access to higher education for underserved populations through cohort and dual credit programs.
Scott has served as WNC’s Accreditation Liaison Officer with NWCCU since 2017 and as an NWCCU evaluator since 2015. Scott’s recent accomplishments include partnering with colleagues and communities on dual credit to build WNC’s Jump Start College Program, expanding cohorts to support underserved populations, revising WNC’s learning outcomes and assessment practices to align with institutional goals, and helping to lead a full revision of the Western’s strategic plan.