Scott Burnotes is the Associate Vice President for the Division of Safety & Security with almost two decades of safety, security and crisis management experience. Mr. Burnotes holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Florida State University and a Master of Science in Engineering Management with a focus on Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management from The George Washington University. He previously served as the Associate Vice President of University Operations at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX, where he was responsible for the overall management of the facilities and campus safety departments to maintain a high performing, efficient and secure learning environment.
Mr. Burnotes served as a Volunteer for the United States Peace Corps in North Macedonia before attending George Washington University for his master’s degree while working for the George Washington University Police Department as a Special Police Officer. He credits his graduate experience at GW as the primary source of motivation in keeping the public safe during times of crisis. Mr. Burnotes has devoted over twelve years to higher education campus security and supported numerous United States Department of Education safety initiatives. He is proud to return home to his alma mater and lead the department that started his successful career path.