Scott Dalrymple, Ph.D., the 17th president of Columbia College, has worked in higher education as a tenured professor, department chair, program director and dean. Dalrymple holds a doctorate and master’s degrees in English and a master’s degree in business administration from the University at Buffalo, as well as a bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York at Geneseo.
Prior to his work in higher education, Dalrymple spent eight years in marketing, finance and entrepreneurship in corporate settings. He has published several books, peer-reviewed articles and pieces of fiction.
Dalrymple and his wife, Tina, who holds a doctorate in nursing and currently serves as Nursing Program development coordinator at the college, are both first-generation college students. They have five grown children and two grandchildren.