Virginia Wesleyan College broke ground on the Greer Environmental Sciences Center on January 13. VWC Board Chair Gary D. Bonnewell (center) and I were honored to welcome Billy and Fann Greer back to campus for this very special event. This impressive facility will provide state-of-the-art instructional and laboratory opportunities for our students and will help to expand our regional collaborations with organizations such as the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. More
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 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
February 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)
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 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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Enrollment Manager
By Dr. Scott D. Miller & Dr. Marylouise Fennell
Communications Strategies for Enrollment Staff (January 2016)
Ensuring the Right "Fit" with the Chief Enrollment Officer (October 2015)
News and Noteworthy
Climate Commitment Adds Resilience to Carbon Neutrality Efforts
President Miller Signs Campus Compact Action Statement
Students Debate Civic Responsibility at 2016 Ethics Bowl
Education Students Host Bayside STEM Academy
VWC Becomes Practice Site for VBCPS STEM Trifecta Challenge
Political Science Adjunct Runs, Walks Across U.S. for Orphan Awareness
Duke Cooperative Degree Program in Forestry and Environmental Management

Campus News

VWC Breaks Ground on Greer Environmental Sciences Center
The Arts at Virginia Wesleyan: Spring 2016
College Stands with Community
College Appoints Chief Information Officer
Marlin Scholar Spotlights
Events: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
On-Campus Winter Homeless Shelter Celebrates 10 Years

College Events
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Feb. 4 - "We, the People"?: Race and Politics in America, Fort Monroe Theater, 6 p.m.
Feb. 4 - Cantus, Hofheimer Theater, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 6 - VWC Day Open House
Feb. 10 - Monumental Moments, Monumental Chapel, 12 p.m. & 4 p.m.
Feb. 12-April 8 - "Amplifications and Measures" by Mariam Eqbal
Feb. 12 - A Night on 52nd Street, Boyd Dining Center, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 13 - Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 14-19 - Love Liberally: A Celebration of Love in the Liberal Arts
Feb. 15 - When Rights Conflict: Personal Freedoms Versus Religious Obligations since the Hobby Lobby Decision, Boyd Dining Center, 7 p.m.
Feb. 18 - Life Matters: Dr. Joyce Howell, Boyd Dining Center, 12 p.m.
Feb. 18 - Black Twitter and Digital Media Matters: Remembering and Remaking Blackness in America, Boyd Dining Center/Shafer Room, 7 p.m.
Feb. 24 - American Red Cross Blood Drive, Batten Student Center, 11 a.m.
Feb. 25 - CSM Sound & Symbol Lecture Series, Fine Arts 9, 11 a.m.
Feb. 28 - Presidential Masterworks Series, Bayside Presbyterian, 4 p.m.
Notable Meetings
Feb. 2 - NAICU Capitol Hill Visits
Feb. 3 - President's Cabinet Meeting
Feb. 4 - TCC Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recognition Program
Feb. 5 - VWC Trustees Enrollment Committee Meeting
Feb. 5 - VWC Trustees Buildings/Grounds/Finance Meetings
Feb. 5 - National Board Certified Teachers' Reception
Feb. 8 - VWC Trustees Development/Public Relations Meeting
Feb. 9 - President's Cabinet/Executive Staff Meeting
Feb. 11 - Greater Norfolk Corp. Board Meeting
Feb. 11 - Virginia Beach State of the City
Feb. 12 - Norfolk's City Manager, Marcus Jones, Area College and University Presidents
Feb. 13 - VWC Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon
Feb. 15 - VWC Trustees Student Affairs Committee Meeting
Feb. 16 - President's Cabinet Meeting
Feb. 16 - President's Leadership Council
Feb. 17 - VWC Board of Trustees Meeting
Feb. 22 - Annual Presidents' Meeting with Bishop Cho
Feb. 23 - President's Cabinet Meeting
Feb. 23 - Athletic Management Council Meeting
Feb. 24 - Virginia Tidewater Consortium Board Meeting
Feb. 26 - ODAC Presidents' Meeting
Feb. 26 - Global Scholars Luncheon