Scott Garner

Administrative Director, Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership - Graduate Programs
Senior Lecturer - Economics

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-3072
Fax:  (254) 710-6142
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98003
Waco, TX  76798
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation 410.34

Educational Background

  • MHA - Health Care Administration, Baylor University
  • MBA - Basic Business, Univ West Florida
  • BBA - Basic Business, Baylor University

Work Experience

  • Administrative Director, Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership, Baylor University (May 10, 2011 - Present)
  • Administrative Director, MBA Healthcare Specialization, Baylor University (August 15, 2003 - Present)
  • Corporate Vice-President for Operations, Headquarters, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Virginia (1999 - 2001)
  • Chief Executive Officer, Langley AFB Hospital (1997 - 1999)
  • Chief Executive Officer, McConnell AFB Ambulatory Surgery Clinic, Kansas (1994 - 1997)
  • Executive Director, Health Policy, The Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) (1992 - 1994)
  • Chief, Resource Management/Biostatistics, Headquarters, Systems Command: Andrews AFB, Maryland (1990 - 1992)
  • Administrator, Hahn Hospital: Hahn Air Base, West Germany (1984 - 1990)
  • Administrator, National Security Agency Clinic System: Fort George Mead, Maryland (1981 - 1984)

Awards and Honors

  • Commitment to Service Award, Senior Medical Service Executive Group
  • Defense Superior Service Medal
  • four Meritorious Medals
  • two Legion of Merit Medals

Licensures and Certifications

  • Fellow - Recertification, American College of Healthcare Executives (December 31, 2016 - Present)
  • Fellow Recertification, American College of Healthcare Executives (December 31, 2013 - Present)
  • Fellowship recertification, American College of Healthcare Executives (January 1, 2011 - Present)
  • Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives (January 1, 2007 - Present)
  • Board Certified Healthcare Executive, American College of Healthcare Executives (March 15, 1985 - Present)

Professional Memberships

  • Board of Directors, Department of Defense Regional Managed Care Networks
  • Fellow, American College of Health Care Executives


Scott is a Baylor alumnus receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1971 and his Master of Health Administration in 1981. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of West Florida.

He served for thirty years in the Air Force as a Medical Executive retiring as a Colonel in 2001. Positions held included:

 Commander of several Air Force Hospitals including Langley in Virginia

 The Executive Director for Health Policy for the Assistant Secretary of Defense in Washington DC

 He culminated his military service as the Deputy Surgeon for Air Combat Command where he provided operational and fiscal oversight to seventeen medical treatment facilities

In the fall of 2001 Scott came to Baylor to help establish a Healthcare Administration Specialization within the MBA program. This program had a successful start in the fall of 2003. He currently serves as the administrative director of the Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership.

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