With Dr. Melinda Boone (right), new Superintendent of Norfolk Public Schools, and Edna V. Baehre-Kolovani, President of Tidewater Community College, at Dr. Boone's swearing-in ceremony on Dec. 1.
TALKING EDUCATION: With Dr. Melinda Boone (right), new Superintendent of Norfolk Public Schools, and Edna V. Baehre-Kolovani, President of Tidewater Community College, at Dr. Boone's swearing-in ceremony on Dec. 1. 
Virginia Wesleyan College
1584 Wesleyan Drive
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 24th 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
December 2015

A daily blog by Dr. Scott D. Miller

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
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 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
By Dr. Scott D. Miller & Dr. Marylouise Fennell
Ensuring the Right "Fit" with the Chief Enrollment Officer (October 2015)
News and Noteworthy
Celebrate the Season: Holiday Happenings at Virginia Wesleyan
Business Conference Covers Learning and Earning Careers Nov. 16-20
VWC Grounds Recognized Nationally
VWC Seniors Take First in Local Computer Programming Contest
CSRF Selected for Kettering Foundation Research Exchange
SunTrust Foundation Supports the Social Sciences

Campus News

Virginia Wesleyan Names Vice President for Advancement
State Farm/VWC Scholar Athlete Recognition Ceremony Held Nov. 14
Reflection of Service: College's Annual Veterans Day Ceremony
The Lighthouse Shines: Center for Exploration and Discovery
Peace Corps Director to Deliver 2016 Commencement Address
Wesleyan Welcomes High School Biology Students
Dedication Held for Birdsong Field

College Events
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Dec. 2 - Cooking For Kids, Boyd Dining Center, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 3 - Undergraduate Research Symposium, Blocker Auditorium, 11 a.m.
Dec. 3 - The Christmas Story in Lessons & Carols, Chapel, 11 a.m.
Dec. 4-5, A Wesleyan Christmas, Hofheimer Theater (More)
Dec. 4 - A Celebration of Student Art, Clarke Hall 108, 11:30am - 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 4 - Santa 5K Run, VWC Campus, 2:30 p.m.
Dec. 4 - 2015 Holiday Tree Lighting, Behind Godwin Hall, 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 5 - Women's Basketball at Lynchburg, 2 p.m.
Dec. 5 - Men's Basketball at Washington and Lee, 2:30 p.m.
Dec. 6 - December Graduate Reception, Batten Student Center, 2 p.m.
Dec. 11 - Women's Basketball vs. Methodist, 5:30 p.m.*
Dec. 13 - Men's Basketball vs. Christopher Newport, 2 p.m.*
Dec. 13 - Women's Basketball vs. Christopher Newport, 4 p.m.*
Dec. 13 - Men's Basketball at Mary Washington, 7 p.m.
Dec. 30 - Men's Basketball vs. Southern Virginia, 5 p.m.*
Dec. 30 - Women's Basketball vs. Stevenson, 7:30 p.m.*

*Forsyth Court, Convocation Center, Jane P. Batten Student Center. Visit for full athletics calendar.

Notable Meetings
Dec. 1 - President's Cabinet Meeting
Dec. 1 - Norfolk Public Schools, Swearing-In Ceremony for Superintendent Dr. Melinda Boone
Dec. 4 - Norfolk Academy Neighbors Meeting
Dec. 6-7 - SACS Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas
Dec. 8 - President's Cabinet/Executive Staff Meeting
Dec. 9 - Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Meeting
Dec. 10 - Kevin Sweeney/Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance
Dec. 11 - Greater Norfolk Corp. Board Meeting
Dec. 11 - Virginia Wesleyan College Holiday Party
Dec. 14 - Dr. Moreno-Riano/Regent University
Dec. 15 - President's Cabinet Meeting
Dec. 15 - President's Leadership Council
Dec. 17 - Andrew Protogyrou/Norfolk City Council