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Scott J. Vail is “Non-Traditional in Every Way, ” and he moved closer towards realizing his full potential the moment he acknowledged and embraced that fact. Unable to attend college after high-school due to a lack of finances and poor grades, Scott entered the United States Navy where he proudly served our Country for over six years before being honorably discharged. Scott then attended a 2-year community college where he made the Honor roll for the first time in his life! He then transferred to Florida Gulf Coast University where he studied business and communication. While at FGCU, Scott started and grew a 7-figure business from scratch with absolutely no experience by delivering a higher caliber of service than all of his competitors. Upon graduating from FGCU, Scott took off a year for family and then started laying the foundation for his speaking business. Now married with four kids, he is currently an active adult learner finishing his Master’s Degree in Communication through Liberty University.
As a non-traditional student himself as well as a devoted family man, entrepreneur, fitness enthusiast and coffee aficionado, Scott speaks from a position of absolute authority. He knows how to serve and how to engage fellow non-traditional students with what they need to remove obstacles and bridge the gaps from returning to school all the way through graduation and beyond. Plain and simple, Scott knows how to connect to people and deliver results.
Scott has parlayed his small business success and over 30 years of engaging and managing the customer experience into speaking to Community colleges and Universities across the Nation. He is keenly aware of what the non-traditional students need but also in regards to what the teachers, admin, and school must do to serve and retain this rapidly growing population. Scott says; “obtaining new students is easy, keeping them connected all the way to graduation is the challenge.” Scott has a winning formula for engaging the students on their level and empowering them to fulfill their full potential.
Scott has the heart for the non-traditional student and seeing them realize their full potential in every area of their lives, but specifically in the field of higher education through graduation. Scott is profoundly aware of how imperative it is to navigate personal and work life to be successful in the classroom. He wants to help others achieve and experience that independence.
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius
Enrollment for Non-traditional students will grow at a pace 2x faster than traditional in 10 years.
of the US population has college credits but no degree!
of college students are non-traditional adult learners.
or greater increase in annual salary for college graduates with a degree
of all jobs today in the U.S. require a degree compared to 26% 40 years ago
It doesn’t matter what you’ve done, what matters is what you choose to do from here.Unkown
Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.Peter Drucker
Keep away from anyone who tries to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.Mark Twain