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Point Park University graduate and Certified Public Accountant Edward E. Scott has been selected as the George Rowland White Endowed Professor of Accounting and Finance for the University's School of Business.

As part of Scott's new responsibilities, he will oversee the Urban Accounting Initiative established through a $1 million bequest by longtime University benefactors, (the late) George R. White and his wife Kathleen, to encourage education and careers in accounting and finance, particularly among women and minorities.

"What George and Kathleen White provided, through their very generous endowment, is a catalyst for opportunity," says Scott. "It's a privilege for me - and I feel a great deal of responsibility - to honor Dr. White by working toward realizing his vision for this professorship and ultimately, the School of Business."

Raised in the Hill District and Garfield neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, Scott graduated cum laude from Point Park University in 1989 with a degree in accounting and began his professional career with Deloitte & Touche. He later became accounting manager and economic development officer at the Urban Redevelopment Authority, then finance director at the Housing Authority for the City of Pittsburgh. Scott also served as president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants.

Most recently Scott held executive positions at Kansas City Southern Railway (KCSR), including Vice President of International Purchasing and prior to that, Vice President of Capital Investment, Accounting, Planning & Forecasting.

Scott earned an executive M.B.A. at Texas Christian University in 2003. He resides in Stanton Heights with his wife Patricia and son Ed Jr.