Case Study Credits Bold Leadership and Experienced Partner for VWU Transformation


A new case study released this month highlights Virginia Wesleyan’s 20+-year relationship with Aramark in managing VWU’s facilities. The study credits President Scott D. Miller’s bold leadership and the University's long-time relationship with Aramark in driving recent campus improvements and expansions.

“Under the leadership of Dr. Scott D. Miller, VWU has become a model of campus transformation in a time of unprecedented competition in higher education. In just three years, Dr. Miller elevated the academic program, executed several new construction projects, and significantly boosted fundraising and new student enrollment.”

In addition to Virginia Wesleyan’s partnership with Aramark, the case study highlights successes such as creating a master plan with impressive outcomes and securing $600K in donor funding for corrective maintenance. Increased fundraising from many sources has allowed acceleration of initiatives first identified through the comprehensive master plan process, including completion of the Greer Environmental Sciences Center; the new Frank Blocker Youth Center, which serves the Tidewater Collegiate Academy during the academic year and YMCA Camp Red Feather during the summer months; landscaping and curb appeal improvements that improve traffic flow, define campus boundaries, and align with both a change to University status and a physical address change to Virginia Beach; construction of the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center and the upcoming Oxford Village complex; improvements to the Kenneth R. Perry baseball field, the new Tom and Betty Broyles Field at TowneBank Park for VWU’s NCAA national champion softball team, the new Betty S. Rogers Track and Field Center, and relocation of the University's Alpine Tower.

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