This Oct. 24, 2012 file photo shows a graffiti-marked abandoned home north of downtown Detroit, in background. A state-appointed review team Feb. 19 determined Detroit is in a financial emergency, paving the way for Republican Gov. Rick Snyder to appoint an emergency manager who would need to come up with a new plan to get the city out of its fiscal crisis. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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.