Two remarkable leaders were recognized Dec. 14 for their long-time service to the Virginia Wesleyan College Board of Trustees. VWC Board Chair Gary Bonnewell (left) and I expressed our appreciation to Bob DeFord and George Birdsong with Trustee Emeritus status at a dinner held in the Princess Anne Room on campus.  
Virginia Wesleyan College
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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 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
January 2016

A daily blog by Dr. Scott D. Miller

The Virginian-Pilot and The Huffington Post 
Column by Dr. Scott D. Miller
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
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
Marlin Athletics Photo Store Launches
Students Named to Fall 2015 Dean's List
Emeritus Faculty Dinner Marks New College Tradition
"Monumental Moments" Ranked No. 9 Among Best College Holiday Events
Virginia Wesleyan Receives $350K Campus Planning Grant
Students with 4.0 GPA Earn President's List Recognition

Campus News

Millers to Lead Presidential Transition Panel at CIC Presidents Institute
Athletic Hall of Fame Announces Eighth Class
Virginia Wesleyan Names Vice President for Student Affairs
Publisher's Desk: New Books by Terry Lindvall
VWC senior Mindy Bertram selected for Peace Corps service in Cameroon
Virginia Wesleyan Names Vice President for Enrollment

College Events
Visit for most current information
Jan. 2 - Men's Basketball vs. Emory*
Jan. 3 - Women's Basketball vs. Guilford
Jan. 6 - Women's Christmas, Monumental Chapel, 12 p.m.
Jan. 6 - Men's Basketball @ Shenandoah, 7 p.m.
Jan. 6 - Women's Basketball @ Randolph-Macon, 7 p.m.
Jan. 9 - Women's Basketball @ Hollins, 2 p.m.
Jan. 10-17 - 10th Annual On-Campus Winter Homeless Shelter
Jan. 9 - Men's Basketball vs. Roanoke, 2 p.m.*
Jan. 13 - Greer Environmental Sciences Center Groundbreaking, 1:30 p.m.
Jan. 13 - Women's Basketball vs. Bridgewater, 7 p.m.*
Jan. 13 - Men's Basketball @ Eastern Mennonite, 7 p.m.
Jan. 16 - Men's Basketball @ Randolph, 2 p.m.
Jan. 18 - Winter Session Freshman Reception, Shafer Room, 5 p.m.
Jan. 18 - "Against All Odds," presentation in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Adrienne Coqueran, M.D., Boyd Dining Center, 7 p.m.
Jan. 20 - "Songs of the Supply Chain," TBA
Jan. 20 - Men's Basketball vs. Bridgewater, 7 p.m.*
Jan. 20 - Women's Basketball @ Shenandoah, 7 p.m.
Jan. 23 - Men's Basketball vs. Lynchburg, 2 p.m.*
Jan. 23 - Women's Basketball vs. Randolph, 4:30 p.m.*
Jan. 27 - Women's Basketball vs. Eastern Mennonite, 7 p.m.*
Jan. 27 - Men's Basketball @ Randolph-Macon, 7 p.m.
Jan. 30 - Men's Basketball @ Roanoke, 2 p.m.
Jan. 30 - Women's Basketball @ Emory & Henry, 4:30 p.m.

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

Notable Meetings
Jan. 3-7 - Council of Independent Colleges Presidents Institute
Jan. 7 - AALI and Academic Search, Inc. Board Meetings
Jan. 12 - President's Cabinet Meeting
Jan. 13 - VWC Board of Trustees Executive Committee Meeting
Jan. 13 - Groundbreaking for the Greer Environmental Sciences Center
Jan. 14-16 - NCAA Convention
Jan. 18 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leaders Breakfast
Jan. 19-23 - AACU Annual Meeting
Jan. 26 - President's Cabinet Meeting
Jan. 27 - Rotary Club of Virginia Beach
Jan. 28-Feb. 3 - NAICU/NASCUMC Meetings