In this Thursday, March 25, 2010 file photo Pope Benedict XVI gestures from his popemobile as he leaves a youth gathering, in St. Peter's square, at the Vatican. When he became pope at age 78, Benedict XVI was already the oldest pontiff elected in nearly 300 years. He's now 85, and in recent years he has slowed down significantly, cutting back his foreign travel and limiting his audiences. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Scott Scarborough arrived at the University of Akron 18 months ago with two objectives — put the finances in order and improve enrollment. The latter involves elevating the profile of the school, a task that surely includes enhancing the quality of education and the university experience. The UA president has real achievements. He has made painful budgeting decisions that others too long put off, and he has launched some promising initiatives.