Republican Marvin Scott Speaking Friday

Dr. Marvin Scott, a Butler University sociology professor, will speak in Hays Hall, Room 104, at 4 p.m. Friday.

Scott, who was defeated by Sen. Evan Bayh in the 2004 general election, is a professor of Education, Adjunct Professor of Sociology and Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies in Butler’s College of Education.

He had run unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives before his failed Senate bid. He lost in 2000 to Indianapolis Democrat Julia Carson. He was a speaker at the 2004 Republican National Convention.

Scott was president of Marvin Scott Associates, Inc., a management-consulting firm for nine years. During that time he served one semester as the Distinguished Visiting Instructor of Psychology at Quincy College in Quincy, Mass. Dr. Scott served as President of Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Va., in the late 1980s and prior to that he was Special Assistant to the Chancellor of the Board of Regents of Higher Education in Massachusetts.

He is active in fundraising for Martin University, the Indiana Academy for Social Sciences and on the board of the Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Dr. Scott's appearance is sponsored by The Commentary.