In December, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges approved Virginia Wesleyan to move from a Level II to Level III institution. This classification enables the College to offer the master's degree as the highest degree. We will soon expand our academic program to include a Master of Arts in Education (summer 2017), an online Master of Business Administration (summer 2017), and online degree-completion programs at the undergraduate level (fall 2017). On Jan. 26, we formally marked our new partnership with The Learning House, the premier provider among private colleges nationwide for enrollment management and marketing support services of online programs (pictured here at the signing ceremony with Todd Zipper, President and CEO of The Learning House). Though online learning will never replace our residential, campus life experience, online options will be increasingly valuable as we reach out to new audiences seeking a distinctive, affordable, and convenient way to take courses.  More
Virginia Wesleyan College
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Norfolk, VA 23502

Phone: 757.455.3215
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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 26th 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 2017

A daily blog by Dr. Scott D. Miller

Papers & Publications
By Dr. Scott D. Miller 

The Virginian-Pilot and The Huffington Post  The importance of speaking up (December 2015)
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
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 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
VWC Partners With The Learning House to Market New Online Programs
Virginia Wesleyan to Host 2017 VFIC Ethics Bowl
Virginia Wesleyan wants more students - it's all part of a master plan
Spring into the Arts at VWC
Teri Talk: A Cinderella story - Disney class keeps students animated
VWC Honors the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Local Mayors on Campus for GerryRIGGED Screening
Winter Session Reception Celebrates Student Travels
VWC President, Regional Economists See 2017 as Catch Up Year
Virginia Wesleyan Approved to Offer Graduate and Online Programs
Virginia Wesleyan Named a River Star Business
Virginia Wesleyan senior selected as prestigious Schwarzman Scholar
VWC and YMCA of South Hampton Roads Break Ground for New Facility
Virginia Wesleyan Announces Ninth Class for Athletic Hall of Fame
NATO-ACT Partnership Enhances VWC's Role in the Global Community
Professor Craig Wansink Selected to Receive Humanitarian Award
VWC Joins 170 Institutions in Urging Support on Climate Action
New Batten Center Mural a Historic Selfie
Grand Opening for Center for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning
College Welcomes New Members to Board of Trustees
VWC Establishes Partnership with Tidewater Community Academy
President Miller Serves as Keynote Panelist at VACRAO Conference
Alex McComb '17 Selected a Schwarzman Scholar
VWC Formalizes Agreement with Thomas Nelson Community College

College Events

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Feb. 3 - Fridays with Faculty, 4:15 p.m., Hofheimer Library
Feb. 4 - Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon
Feb. 6 - Patricia Nixon, Soprano, 7:30 p.m., Hofheimer Theater
Feb. 7 - Talk About Teaching, 11 a.m., Hofheimer Library
Feb. 8 - Ethics Bowl Demonstration, 7 p.m., Monumental Chapel
Feb. 9 - "Innocent Objects" by Luisa Adelfio, Neil Britton Art Gallery
Feb. 12-13 - VFIC Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl
Feb 12 - Special Olympics Basketball Tournament
Feb. 20 - NEXUS Interfaith Dialogue: Theological Perspectives on Faith & the Environment, 7 p.m., Blocker Auditorium
Feb. 21 - "The Talk" Town Hall Discussion, moderated by Barbara Hamm Lee, 6:30 p.m., Fort Monroe
Feb. 23 - What is Tantric Sex?: Presentation by Scholar Sam Grimes, 7 p.m., Blocker Auditorium
Feb. 25 VWC Day Open House
Notable Meetings
Feb. 1 - President's Cabinet Meeting
Feb. 6 - John Rowe, Mayor of Portsmouth
Feb. 7 - President's Cabinet Meeting
Feb. 7 - Lauren Bland, Hampton Roads Sports Commission
Feb. 8 - Hampton Roads Chamber Board Meeting
Feb. 9-10 - Batten Honors College Competition
Feb. 9 - Batten Honors College Reception, Virginia Aquarium
Feb. 10 - Batten Honors College Reception, Slover Library
Feb. 12-13 - VFIC Ethics Bowl
Feb. 14 - President's Cabinet Meeting
Feb. 14 - President's Leadership Council
Feb. 15 - Virginia Wesleyan College Board of Trustees Winter Meeting
Feb. 16 - Boyd Institute Advisory Committee
Feb. 18 - Alumni Council Meeting
Feb. 21 - President's Cabinet Meeting
Feb. 21 - Athletic Management Council Meeting
Feb. 22 - Hampton Roads Chamber Leadership Series
Feb. 23-24 - Batten Honors College Competition
Feb. 23 - Batten Honors College Reception, Virginia Aquarium
Feb. 24 - Batten Honors College Reception, Slover Library
Feb. 28 - President's Cabinet Meeting
Feb. 28 - Hampton Roads Leadership Prayer Luncheon

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