Scott Houser, Ph.D., is an East High graduate of the Class of 1981. After graduation he attended the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia and then went to Colorado State University. He graduated with distinction and university honors, earning a B.S. in Economics. Wanting to make a difference in the world, Scott traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to seek out Tony Campolo, a well-known advocate for the homeless. Returning to Pueblo, with the help of Anne Stattleman, he opened dialogue with churches in the community to foster awareness of the plight of the homeless in Pueblo and gather support for them. Scott and Anne persuaded churches to house and feed the homeless until they were able to utilize 112 B Street in 1986 for five years and open the Posada Rescue Mission. Posada was recognized by President George Bush as one of the “Thousand Points of Light” in the U.S.
After six years working to make Posada an important part of the Pueblo Community, Scott returned to school. He attended the University of Wisconsin, where he earned a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Economics. He taught at Fresno State, Colorado State University, and currently teaches at Colorado School of Mines, where he is an associate professor. Scott has published several articles in professional publications and has been a speaker at conferences in Denver and San Antonio, Texas.