Sarida Scott

Sarida Scott

Assistant Professor of Architecture and Community Development
Director, Master of Community Development program

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Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Phone: 313-993-1533
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Areas of Expertise:
Nonprofit governance
Community Development


  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • BSE, University of Michigan


Sarida Scott has served as the Executive Director for CDAD since September 2012. Prior to coming to CDAD, she worked at Michigan Community Resources, holding positions as Legal Director and Chief Program Officer. She has worked in the community development industry and local government, combined, for more than fifteen years. Sarida received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and her B.S. in Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Sarida’s work experience has been concentrated in the areas of nonprofit legal compliance, education and community engagement. Additionally, she has served on a number of boards and is currently serving as a board member for Wayne Metro and the Michigan League for Public Policy. Sarida is also a member of the Advisory Council for the Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program. She lives in the University District with her husband and daughter.

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