William Scott, a professor of history at Lehigh University, died May 7, 2017, at the age of 76.
Scott was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Central High School with honors, and lettered in varsity track and football. In 1963, he graduated from Lincoln University with a bachelor’s degree in history. He earned a master’s degree in history in 1966 from Howard University and in 1972 earned a Ph.D. in history from Princeton.
He was an associate dean at Wellesley College and Oberlin College, and dean of arts and sciences at Clark Atlanta University. He had been director of the United Negro College Fund/Mellon Minority Fellowship Program. Scott also had been director of Africana studies at Wellesley, Oberlin, and Lehigh.
Scott completed his academic career as a professor of history at Lehigh. He was a member of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.
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