APRIL 2016

An agreement signed March 22 between Virginia Wesleyan College and Eastern Virginia Medical School provides an enhanced opportunity for VWC students to earn graduate degrees in eight EVMS master's programs. The new EVMS Early Assurance Program gives admission preference to VWC students interested in pursuing advanced degrees in the fields of Physician Assistant, Surgical Assisting, Contemporary Human Anatomy, Laboratory Animal Science, Pathologist Assistant, Art Therapy, Biotechnology, and Public Health. The two institutions also offer a Joint Program in Medicine, established in 2003, which allows VWC students to apply for admission to EVMS in their sophomore year. Pictured here at the signing event, held at Virginia Wesleyan, are (front, from left) Dr. Richard V. Homan, President and Provost of EVMS and Dean of the EVMS School of Medicine, and myself; (back, from left) David Waggoner, VWC Vice President for Enrollment Services, Dr. C. Donald Combs, Vice President and Dean of the EVMS School of Health Professions, and Debbie Hicks, VWC Associate Dean for Academic Support. More 
Virginia Wesleyan College
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Dr. Scott D. Miller is president of Virginia
Wesleyan College. Respected as one of the most entrepreneurial higher education executives in America, he is in his 25th year as a college president. Dr. Miller has dedicated his career to the opportunities available through education. He especially values the small, classical, liberal arts college environment that offers students personalized pathways to life and career success. Previously, he was president of Bethany College (2007-2015), Wesley College (1997-2007), and Lincoln Memorial University (1991-1997). He was also Executive Vice President (1988-1991) and Vice President for Development (1984-1988) at Lincoln Memorial University and Director of College Relations and Alumni Affairs at Rio Grande College (now University) in Ohio. More
The President's Letter
April 2016

A daily blog by Dr. Scott D. Miller

The Virginian-Pilot and The Huffington Post 
Column by Dr. Scott D. Miller 
Building tolerance on American campuses (January 2016) 
The importance of speaking up (December 2015)

Inside Higher Ed 
Column by Dr. Scott D. Miller 
Surviving a Presidential Transition (February 2016) 

The Huffington Post
By Dr. Scott D. Miller
A College President's Christmas List, 2015 (December 2015)
Climbing Walls and Talking Turkey: A Holiday Conversation About College (November 2015)
Unpacking the Briefcase for a New Presidency (August 2015)
My Postscript to the Class of 2015 (June 2015)
Global Challenges Drive Need for International Awareness (March 2015)
Is Hand-Held Literacy Enough? (March 2015)

College Planning & Management
By Dr. Scott D. Miller & Dr. Marylouise Fennell
Enrollment Growth Strategies (January 2016)
Adding Athletics to Boost Enrollment (September 2015)
Budgeting for Today's Institutions (May 2015)
Budgeting for New Demographics (March 2015)
The Student as Consumer (January 2015)

Presidential Perspectives: Innovative Concepts to Achieve Campus Transformation 
Edited by Dr. Scott D. Miller & Dr. Marylouise Fennell
Chapter 8: Culture Trumps Strategy; Culture Defines the Strategy
Chapter 7: Campus Transformation through Physical Transformation
Chapter 6: Critical Doing
Chapter 5: "Education's End" and the Spirit of Philanthropy
Chapter 4: Transformation Through Active Engagement
Chapter 3: What is Lost: The Error of Reducing Complex Higher Education Processes to Metrics and Singular Narratives
Chapter 2: Managing the College Investment and Measuring Its Return
Chapter 1: Strategy
View an archive of all 10 volumes at

Enrollment Manager
News and Noteworthy
Symposium on International Education: Think Globally, Teach Locally
'Works in Progress' Feminist Scholarship Conference Returns to Wesleyan
College Welcomes Clergy for Robert F. Boyd Institute March 28-29
VWC, EVMS Sign Admission Agreement
Wesleyan Hosts Model NATO Challenge March 23
The Birdsong Initiative: Technology and the Human Touch
Wesleyan Welcomes VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads
YMCA Joint-Use Facility Coming to Campus in May 2017
"Fridays with Faculty" showcases scholarship of VWC professors
More Than a Meal: 18th Annual Empty Bowls Charity Dinner
College to Host 12th Annual Kids Fundango Festival
Social Work Students Study at Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning
Model UN Team Travels to National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference
A Semester in Sevilla: Kirstin Sessoms '16
"Urinetown" Raises Sustainability, Public Policy Questions
Scott Miller: Being College President in 140 Characters or Less

College Events April 2016
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Feb. 26-April 8-"Amplifications and Measures," Neil Britton Art Gallery
April 1-May 31, Senior Art Exhibition, Neil Britton Art Gallery
April 1-Symposium on International Education, Hofheimer Library
April 1-The Robert Jospé Express, Hofheimer Theater, 7:30 p.m.
April 2-Works in Progress Conference, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
April 4-"Girl Rising" Screening, Blocker Auditorium, 4-6 p.m.
April 4-The Center Reading Circle: Faces of Islam, Lighthouse, 7-8:15 p.m.
April 5-"It's a Girl" Screening, Blocker Auditorium, 4-6 p.m.
April 5-Town Hall Discussion: Religion, Race, Relationships, and (Hopes for) Redemption, Fort Monroe Theater, 6-8 p.m.
April 7-Sound & Symbol Lecture: Sing Me to Heaven, Fine Arts 9, 11 a.m.
April 7-What's in a Name? Race "Riots," "Rebellions," and "Uprisings" in History and the Contemporary World, Enoch Baptist Church, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
April 11-The End of Captivity?: A Primate's Reflections on Zoos, Conservation, and Christian Ethics, Blocker Auditorium, 7-8:30 p.m.
April 13-Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers, Blocker Auditorium, 7-8:30 p.m.
April 14-Revisiting Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Teaching and Learning about Self and Community Panel Presentation, Blocker Auditorium, 12 p.m.
April 14-Hip-Hop and Jazz in African American and Native American Communities, Enoch Baptist Church, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
April 15-Trio 826, Hofheimer Theater, 7:30 p.m.
April 16-VWC Day Open House,
April 18-22-Spring Business Conference/The Marlin Prestige
April 18-Journeyin' On, Hofheimer Theater, 7:30 p.m.
April 19-When International Human Rights Clash: A Competition, Blocker Auditorium, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
April 20-American Red Cross Blood Drive, CMAC, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
April 21-Fort Monroe: An American Lesson in Privilege, Boyd Dining Center/Shafer Room, 12-12:50 p.m.
April 21-"Let My People Go": The Figure of Moses in American Life, Enoch Baptist Church, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
April 25-28-11th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
April 25-Spirit Voices of an Emerging African-American Community in 18th Century America, Boyd Dining Center, 7-8:30 p.m.
April 28-Race and Christianity in Early Virginia, Batten Student Center/Pearce Hospitality Suite, 7-8:30 p.m.
April 29-Spring Honors Convocation, Batten Student Center, 1:30 p.m.
April 29-Academic Fair, Hofheimer Library, 3-6 p.m.
Notable Meetings
April 4 - City Manager and College/University President Joint Meeting
April 5 - President's Cabinet Meeting
April 5 - Hampton Roads Leadership Prayer Luncheon
April 5 - Norfolk Mayoral Forum
April 7 - GNC Board of Directors Meeting
April 7 - Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Meeting
April 7 - 52nd Annual Humanitarian Awards - Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
April 9 - Norfolk First Citizen Banquet
April 12 - Dinner with Deans and Chairs
April 13 - Town Center Kiwanis Club Meeting
April 13 - Hampton Roads Volunteer Achievement Awards
April 14 - President's List Reception
April 15-16 - Parents' Council Spring Weekend 
April 19 - President's Leadership Council
April 19 - Norfolk Forum - Mike Krzyzewski
April 20 - Army ROTC Awards Ceremony
April 20 - Alumni Gathering, Chrysler Museum
April 21 - Alumni Reception, New York City
April 22 - Virginia International Tattoo and Reception
April 25 - Reception to honor Bob Nusbaum
April 26 - President's Cabinet Meeting
April 26 - Athletic Management Council Meeting
April 27 - Wesleyan Society Dinner