Please join us in welcoming PUC’s new faculty member in the Business Administration and Economics Department, Chair Scott Perryman. With only being at PUC for two months, he has seen the tangible passion for students and how many of his students enjoy the family atmosphere on campus. We are blessed to have Scott and his family be a part of our Pioneers family.
What brought you to PUC? How/Why did you decide to work here?
I came to PUC for two primary reasons: 1) to support the mission of the university and 2) to pursue my passion for teaching and challenging young people to think for themselves and to prepare to meet the demands of their chosen career.
What is the best thing about being a part of the Pioneers family?
I haven’t been here long, so this is a response based upon very limited experience. What struck me the most in my interviews and in my experiences thus far is a tangible passion for students. I think that the pandemic has dampened that a bit, but it really comes out when you interact with faculty and staff. I have also been struck by how many of my students refer to the family atmosphere they enjoy.
Where is your favorite place to eat in the Valley and why?
There are so many really good places that it is hard to choose just one. However, I would say I am most likely to eat at Pizzeria Tra Vigne for lunch or dinner. I also enjoy Gillwoods Café, especially for breakfast or brunch. I have also been pleasantly surprised by the quality of food at the PUC Café.
Where did you attend college?
I attended the University of Texas at Arlington and earned my BBA and concentrated in Management and Marketing. I also earned my MBA at Baylor University and concentrated in Finance.
What is something you do that might be surprising for people to learn?
I have been coaching or leading out in youth athletics programs (ages 4 through high school) for my entire adult life, at this point, more than 25 years. Most of this has been in affiliation with Seventh-day Adventist organizations. I continue to be amazed at how young people grow and compete with consistent, supportive coaching. Spiritual beliefs and convictions do not have to be sacrificed to achieve athletic or academic excellence!
What is one song you’re listening to on repeat lately?
A good Journey, U2, or Faith Hill song always gets my attention. Lately, I have found inspiration in Josh Groban’s rendition of “You Raise Me Up” or almost any song he performs.
What is your dream vacation?
My dream vacation can be almost anywhere if it includes my wife, Angie, and all our children and their families.
Finish this sentence: On Sunday mornings you can find me …
Home studying and getting ready for the upcoming week.