OPTIONS Administration

Scott Donovan, B.S.

Director of OPTIONS

Scott Donovan, OPTIONS Independent Living Supervisor, received his bachelor’s degree from the College of Education and Human Services at Southern Illinois University, where he specialized in Leisure Service Management. Scott is also proud of his Outdoor Leader Accreditation with the Wilderness Education Association, for which he completed a 30-day course in the Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area. OPTIONS benefits from Scott’s experiential education background and his dedication to the students. He has worked in many capacities at OPTIONS, including Recreation Aide, Academic Coach, Life Skills Aide, Independent Living Counselor, and his current role as Independent Living Supervisor. Scott also assisted in the transition to the new OPTIONS apartments in 2008 and has created a challenging Social Strategies curriculum for the students. While the tradition of an OPTIONS weekly potluck has long been in place, Scott spearheaded the change to a weekly Culinary Diversity Night, which is very popular with students and staff. In addition to working at OPTIONS, Scott operates a fishing guide service in the Shawnee National Forest and is also the owner/operator of Shawnee Expeditions. Scott was recently presented with the Top Gun Angler of the Year award and won a national tournament in northern Wisconsin.