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Scott Rainey, MA, MPA Vice President for Partnerships & Program Lead – Project Management for Dubai Campus

Scott A. Rainey is a 1987 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in International Security. His education also includes a Master of Public Administration from Webster University (1999) and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College (2009). Mr. Rainey retired from the US Army on July 31, 2013, after over 26 years of service.  Mr. Rainey’s military service included a variety of command and staff assignments at military installations across the United States and around the world, including tours in Germany, Korea, and Iraq.

Upon retirement, Mr. Rainey was nominated to the State Civil Service Commission by Governor Tom Corbett who subsequently appointed Commissioner Rainey to serve as Chairman of the Commission and he served the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in this capacity until July 12, 2015.  Following his term with the Commission, Mr. Rainey served nearly three years as Director, Total Force for Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), the U.S. Navy’s headquarters for supplies and services.

During his service to the Commonwealth, Mr. Rainey became a Corporate Faculty member at Harrisburg University, teaching graduate-level courses in Organizational Leadership and Business Communications. In January 2019, Mr. Rainey became a full time Lecturer in Leadership and Communications at Harrisburg University.  In November 2019, Mr. Rainey was appointed Program Lead of the MS in Project Management program and he served in that role until November 2022.  In April 2023, Mr. Rainey was selected to deploy with a small team of pioneers from Harrisburg University to Dubai, United Arab Emirates to launch Harrisburg University-Dubai.  He currently serves as Vice President for Partnerships and Program Lead for the MS in Project Management for HU-Dubai.


BS, International Relations, United States Military Academy, West Point NY (1987)
MA, Public Administration, Webster University, St Louis, MO (1999)
MA, Strategic Leadership Studies, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA (2009)

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