Although officially elected in 1860, John Work Scott (1807-1879) may never have come to campus. At the time of his election on April 13, 1860, Scott was serving as president of Washington College in Pennsylvania, known today as Washington and Jefferson College. He voluntarily retired from the presidency of Washington College prior to its merger with Jefferson College and completed his career in higher education teaching at West Virginia University. He died on July 25, 1879.
The Terp experience extends beyond classrooms, labs and studios. It encompasses residence halls and dining halls, clubs and sports, fraternities and sororities, campus events and performances, and countless off-campus destinations. Maryland touts 800-plus student organizations, dozens of prestigious living and learning communities, and countless other ways to get involved. Students here can create a unique identity and grow as individuals, even as they’re part of a close-knit and diverse community.