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Former Dean Dr. Scott Zeman passes following tragic accident

The St. Thomas University community was saddened to learn today of the passing of Dr. Scott Zeman, who served admirably as the Dean of Biscayne College from July 2011- June 2014. Our condolences to all who knew and served STU alongside Scott.

Scott made an immediate impact on STU, and was awarded “Administrator of the Year” in 2012. Through his leadership, Biscayne College launched several first-year learning communities, expanded the Institute for World Languages and Culture, and grew the Center for Community Engagement. Dr. Zeman’s vision elevated our entire university, particularly through his efforts to create and implement the Quality Enhancement Plan, designed to improve student writing across curriculums.

Scott passed away following a tragic accident while jogging on September 1, 2020, in Scottsdale, AZ. He was there visiting his mother, who had recently been admitted to a hospital. He spent his last days with his parents Dolores and Charles Zeman, his sister Karen, his brother-in-law James, and many close friends.

Prior to serving at St. Thomas University, Dr. Zeman taught at New Mexico Tech, where he received the “Favorite Professor” award in 2000 and 2001, and eventually became an Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Zeman served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Salve Regina University after leaving STU. Scott returned to the classroom at New Mexico Tech in 2019.

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