Michael Scales named vice president, Business Services Division

The associate vice president for Business Services at Temple University will succeed Marie Witt on June 1.

Michael Scales.
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Michael Scales has been named vice president of the Division of Business Services for the University of Pennsylvania, effective June 1. Scales, currently the associate vice president for business services at Temple University, was chosen following a competitive national search. The announcement was made today by Senior Executive Vice President Craig R. Carnaroli.

As division vice president, Scales will be responsible for the strategic direction and operational management of Housing and Dining Services, Penn Transit, Commuter Services, Parking, Conference and Hospitality Services, PennCard, Mail Services, Campus Express, the Penn Bookstore, University owned hotels, and other ancillary operations.

Carnaroli said of the appointment, “Michael Scales is an effective facilitator, collaborator, and builder of effective partnerships and has been strategically leading his team of more than 1,000 staff, overseeing a slate of capital projects valued at more than $300 million, and managing Temple’s diverse portfolio of auxiliary services across all six of its local and Pennsylvania campuses. We look forward to welcoming him to Penn in this important role.”

Scales holds a master’s in higher education administration from The Ohio State University and is in the process of completing a doctorate in education from Temple.

Prior to joining Temple in 2006, he was director of university housing for Drexel University. Scales is also involved with several higher education professional organizations including the National Association of College Auxiliary Services and the National Association of College and University Business Officers. He is also serves as a trustee at Albright College and is on the Board of Directors at Campus Philly and at NorthEast Treatment Centers.

Carnaroli acknowledged the work of the committee and Witt’s tenure by noting, “I wish to thank my colleagues from across the University who participated in the search process and provided valuable feedback and counsel. I also wish to thank Marie Witt who has successfully led the Business Services Division for the past 18 years.”