Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe celebrated Virginia Wesleyan's NCAA Division III national softball champions July 27 at his office in Richmond, where members of the team presented him with his very own Marlins jersey and softball. It was great to talk intercollegiate athletics and Virginia higher education with the Governor, who later invited the team to tour the Executive Mansion. This has been an exciting summer of recognition for this outstanding group of players and coaches, and we are truly grateful for the support from leadership across Coastal Virginia and the Commonwealth. 
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Dr. Scott D. Miller is president of Virginia
Wesleyan University. Respected as one of the most entrepreneurial higher education executives in America, he is in his 27th year as a university 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 2017

A daily blog by Dr. Scott D. Miller

Papers & Publications
By Dr. Scott D. Miller
Getting on Board: How Presidents and Trustees Can Build Successful Strategies
(Trusteeship Magazine, May/June 2017) 

The Virginian-Pilot and HuffPost 

College Planning & Management
By Dr. Scott D. Miller & Dr. Marylouise Fennell
Strategic Succession Planning (April 2017)
The Value of Institutional Reviews (January 2017)
The Successful Presidential Search (December 2016)
Starting on Sound Footing (August 2016)
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)

Enrollment Manager
Enrollment Growth Strategies for New Realities (July 2015)
Developing a Social Media Strategy (April 2015)

President to President: Integrated Approaches to Student Living and Campus Housing--Enhancing Quality of Life and Performance  
Edited by Dr. Scott D. Miller & Dr. Marylouise Fennell
Chapter 10: Pathways to Success: Easing the Transition to Four-Year Universities with Comprehensive Guidance and Institutional Support
Chapter 9: Taking Action to Overcome Institutional Betrayal on College Campuses
Chapter 8: The Commons Concept: Building Dynamic Living and Learning Environments through Integrated Design
Chapter 7: Pathways for Success: From Pre-College to Campus Life
Chapter 6: The Inclusive Campus: Leading from Within
Chapter 5: Lessons in Leadership: How a Silent Student Protest Inculcated University Values
Chapter 4: The StepUP Program at Augsburg: Overcoming the Stigma of Addiction on a University Campus
Chapter 3: After Katrina: Rebuilding a Residence Life Program
Chapter 2: The Role of the University in Promoting Community Resiliency
Chapter 1: Designing for Integrative Learning
2016-17 Series Foreword

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
View an archive of all 10 volumes at

News and Noteworthy
Virginia Wesleyan Named to Princeton Review's "Best 382 Colleges"
Partnership with Norfolk Botanical Garden Announced
VWU Alumni Council Elects Officers
First Cohort of the Batten Honors College
Alpha Phi Alpha First Black Fraternity Chartered at VWU
Global Scholar Rethinks Cuba's Past
Welcome Aboard: New Student Orientation June 2017
Sentara Medical Group to Provide Care for VWU Students
Marlins Read Community Program Receives Literacy Award
Summer Session Students Explore Sustainability in Alaska
Virginia Wesleyan Softball Wins NCAA Division III National Championship
President Miller Featured in May 2017 Virginia Business
VWU Residence Facility Named for Vince and Suzanne Mastracco
Virginia Wesleyan Announces Transition to University Status
Professor Eric Mazur Awarded Mednick Fellowship
Tech on Deck at Virginia Wesleyan
Opus Summer Work Program for Students Announced
President Miller Meets with Mexican University Leaders in Guadalajara
First Corporate Leaders Council Held, Joe Ruddy '83 Speaker
Virginia Wesleyan Hosts 2017 Model NATO Challenge
Virginia Wesleyan Recognized as a "River Star Business"

University Events

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Visit for athletics camps and summer activities
May 23-August 16 - Summer Session More
June 19-August 9 - Marlin Summer Sports Camps More
June 19-August 25 - YMCA Camp Red Feather More
August 16 - Wesleyan Wednesday More
August 22 - 2017 State of the University Address Watch Live
August 28 - Fall Semester Begins
September 7 - Founders Day, featuring Dedication of the Batten Honors College and Greer Environmental Sciences Center, Wesleyan EcoFestival
October 6-8 - Homecoming and Family Weekend More 

Presidential Events
President Miller travels the country sharing his vision for the University and greeting Virginia Wesleyan alumni, friends, and partners of the institution. For additional details, visit the Presidential Events webpage