C. Scott Green took office as the 19th president of the University of Idaho on July 1, 2019. President Green joined the U of I as a highly accomplished executive with a career in global finance, operations, and administration. He is also a proud alumnus of the university, graduating in 1984 with a bachelor of science in accounting.
Born in Moscow, Green’s family moved to Boise, where he graduated from Boise High School. Following his degree from the University of Idaho, the third-generation Vandal went to work for Boise Cascade Corporation. He went on to attend Harvard Business School and received a Master of Business Administration in 1989.
Green worked for Deloitte and Touche as part of its accelerated career program from 1989-1994. He then worked in banking, serving in various management roles for Goldman Sachs and ING Barings. He published two books on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which reformed regulations around auditing and financial reporting.
Green went on to leadership in global law firms, including service as CEO at Pepper Hamilton and as executive director at WilmerHale. He most recently served as the chief operating and financial officer for Hogan Lovells, one of the largest law firms in the world, with annual revenues of over $2 billion. Green led all of the firm’s worldwide operations, technology, conflicts, and finance functions. He has had global responsibility for more than 3,000 employees in more than 30 countries.
The first non-lawyer to run an American Lawyer 100 law firm, Green was recognized as one of the Top 50 Big Law Innovators of the Last 50 Years by The American Lawyer magazine in 2013. A certified public accountant, Green was inducted into the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Business and Industry Hall of Fame in 2006. He won the Institute of Internal Auditors Outstanding Contributor Award in 2004 and 2006.
Green’s commitment to the University of Idaho over many years has included service on the U of I Alumni Association’s national Board of Directors, the College of Business and Economics Advisory Board, and the U of I Foundation Board. He is also a Vandal Scholarship Fund supporter.
Scott and his wife, Gabriella, an interior design project manager, have two adult children: Nicholas and Christina.