I recently met with Martha McClees (left), Executive Director of Virginia Beach Vision, and Donald Crigger (middle), Executive Vice President of CBRE, to discuss Virginia Beach Vision and the Virginia Beach Light Rail initiative. Composed exclusively of corporate CEOs, Virginia Beach Vision is an organization dedicated to helping to shape the future of Virginia Beach and the Coastal Virginia/Hampton Roads community. It is an honor to have been selected to serve on the Board of Directors of this organization because I am deeply committed to the advancement of our region's development, prosperity and quality of life. More 
Virginia Wesleyan College
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Norfolk, VA 23502

Phone: 757.455.3215
Fax: 757.455.3139

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
August 2016

A daily blog by Dr. Scott D. Miller

The Virginian-Pilot and The Huffington Post  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
Presidential Transitions (April 2016)
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 10: Cuts Are Not the Solution: Leveraging Your Extracurriculars and Co-Curriculars to Stabilize Tuition Revenues
Chapter 9: Convene, Cooperate, and Collaborate
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
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News and Noteworthy
VWC Earns National Recognition as College of Distinction
Power of Philanthropy Beautifies VWC Campus
New Virtual Tour for Virginia Wesleyan
"Presidential Perspectives" Marks 10 Years
President Miller Speaks to Aspiring College Presidents' Executive Leadership Academy
NABT/BSCS Biology Teacher Academy Returns to VWC
New Leadership for Annual Giving, Alumni Relations
Beam Signing Marks Construction Milestone for Greer Environmental Sciences Center
Virginia Wesleyan Welcomes Class of 2020
History Professor Receives Mednick Award
Reinvent Hampton Roads Holds Industry Cluster Analysis Briefing on Campus June 23
Hultgren Named NCAA DIII Faculty Athletic Representative Fellow
Board of Trustees Recognizes Trustees Emeriti
Wansink Selected for Interfaith Understanding Seminar
Publisher's Desk: Leslie Caughell's "Political Battle of the Sexes"
Chesapeake Bay Trust Grant Supports Summer Biology Course for Chesapeake High School Students
Young Philanthropists Summit Held at Virginia Wesleyan May 20
Bayside Health Sciences Academy Students Visit VWC May 19

College Events: Summer 2016

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Visit for full list of summer Sports Camps
August 22-23 - Faculty Retreat
August 23 - 2016 State of the College Address
August 24 - Freshman Move In
August 24-28 - "Marlin Days" (Orientation)
August 29 - Fall 2016 Semester Begins
September 8 - Founders Convocation
Notable Meetings: August 2016
August 3 - Dominion Community Partners Update Luncheon
August 5 - Second Nature Steering Committee  
August 12 - Joint Forces Staff College 70th Anniversary Celebration
August 18 - Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce: Senatorial Forum with U.S. Senator Mark Warner