Dr. Ricky Scott
Dr. Ricky Scott, a native of North Carolina, was born in Gaston, which is located in the northeastern section of the state. He received his early education in the local public school but completed the remainder of his pre-college education at the Governor Morehead School for the Blind.
Following his graduation from GMS, He earned his undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill, his master's degree from UNC Charlotte, and his doctoral degree from NC State University. While pursuing his advanced degrees, he remained an active community advocate through his service in various leadership positions in a variety of advocacy organizations that advocate for the full integration of all persons with disabilities into community life through education, employment, and recreation. For example, Scott previously served on the North Carolina Statewide Independent Living Council.
Also, he has served on the board of directors for the following organizations: NC Council of the Blind, Raleigh Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities, Raleigh Human Relations Commission, and the Governor Morehead School Human Rights Committee. Furthermore, he has served as President of the Governor Morehead School Alumni Association, as Second Vice President of the NC Council of the Blind, as President of Raleigh Elite Lions Club, and as President of the Raleigh-Wake Council of the Blind. Currently, he serves as President of Governor Morehead School Alumni Association, Second Vice President of the NC Council of the Blind, and Chairman of Raleigh Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities.
In addition to his advocacy work, he worked with the NC Disability Determination Services, conducted research for Disability rights of North Carolina concerning gaps in mental health services for youth and young adults in North Carolina, and worked with the Center for Faculty Excellence at the University of North Carolina concerning the application of universal design principles to academics. Outside of his leadership in community advocacy, he enjoys playing beep baseball, reading, sports, and socializing with family and friends.