Scott McVicker has been named executive director of finance and operations at West Virginia University Potomac State College, replacing Carol Combs who is set to retire after serving the College for 19 years.
“I am delighted to join the WVU Potomac State College family and look forward to contributing to its fiscal and operational strength” McVicker said.
McVicker previously served as an independent consultant and business adviser to multi-national corporations providing subject-matter expertise through his privately held firm, based in Ellicott City, Md.
He also served as the chief operating officer for two national non-profit organizations, the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative and the National Training Laboratories (NTL) Institute for Applied Behavioral Science, where he oversaw corporate finance and the daily operations of the national headquarters.
Prior to that, McVicker held the positions of administrator and director at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health during his tenure of nearly 14 years.
“With his wealth of experience and entrepreneurial perspective, Scott will be an asset for Potomac State College as we look ahead to a strong future. We are very pleased to welcome him to our campus,” said PSC Campus President Jennifer Orlikoff.
McVicker earned a bachelor’s degree in management from St. John Fisher College in New York and his master’s in business administration from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. He has received additional training from the NTL Institute, the McIntyre School of Business at the University of Virginia, FEMA, and the College Business Management Institute at the University of Kentucky.
McVicker has received several professional appointments, including as operations chief of the Bloomberg School of Public Health Incident Command Team; chair of the Environmental Stewardship Committee; chair of the Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC) Property Committee and SAC Executive and Finance Committees; Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH) International Travel Safety and Security Coordinator as well as JHSPH Committee on Information Technology; Johns Hopkins University Committee on Crisis Management; and Johns Hopkins Critical Event Preparedness and Response Operations Group.
Additionally, McVicker has also served as a fundraiser with Maryland Special Olympics.
He and his wife, Sherie, have a son, Tyler, and a daughter, Courtney, and are looking forward to relocating to the area in the near future.