The HUP Leadership Team guides the partnership’s direction and strengthens relationships between the two institutions.
Hennepin County Members
University of Minnesota Members
The HUP office is financially supported by both the University of Minnesota and Hennepin County and is staffed by one full-time director and multiple graduate assistants. HUP staff shape partnership strategy and identify and support opportunities for collaboration through events, relationship building, project evaluation, administrative assistance, and more.
As Director of the Hennepin-University Partnership (HUP), Scott oversees the strategic connection between one of the largest urban land-grant universities and one of the most populous and innovative counties in the nation.
Scott came to CURA from Hennepin County, where he led various efforts to further integrate academic partnerships into county operations. He also led a two-year initiative to develop a robust talent pipeline between Hennepin County and the UMN.
Scott is originally from Washington State, moving to Minnesota in 2009 to attend Macalester College. He received his master’s degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Scott lives in the Minneapolis neighborhood of Longfellow.