JULY 2016

A piece of Virginia Wesleyan College history was written June 21 as faculty, staff, students and friends signed their names to a beam that will support the College's new Greer Environmental Sciences Center. Pictured here (from left) is outgoing VWC Board Chair Gary D. Bonnewell '79, VWC Vice President for Advancement Mort Gamble, myself, President of Hourigan Construction Mark Hourigan, Billy and Fann Greer, and Chris Brandt, Executive VP of Hourigan Construction. The 40,000-square-foot academic building is scheduled for completion in summer 2017. More 
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 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
July 2016

A daily blog by Dr. Scott D. Miller

The Virginian-Pilot and The Huffington Post  The importance of speaking up (December 2015)

Inside Higher Ed 
Column by Dr. Scott D. Miller 
Surviving a Presidential Transition (February 2016) 

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
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)

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

Enrollment Manager
News and Noteworthy
Board of Trustees Elects New Chair, Officers
New Leadership for Annual Giving, Alumni Relations
Beam Signing Marks Construction Milestone for Greer Environmental Sciences Center
Virginia Wesleyan Welcomes Class of 2020
History Professor Receives Mednick Award
Reinvent Hampton Roads Holds Industry Cluster Analysis Briefing on Campus June 23
Hultgren Named NCAA DIII Faculty Athletic Representative Fellow
Board of Trustees Recognizes Trustees Emeriti
Graduates Go Boldly: VWC's 47th Commencement Ceremony
Wansink Selected for Interfaith Understanding Seminar
Publisher's Desk: Leslie Caughell's "Political Battle of the Sexes"
Evan Cox '18 Takes Home NCAA Division III Individual Title in Golf
Chesapeake Bay Trust Grant Supports Summer Biology Course for Chesapeake High School Students
Young Philanthropists Summit Held at Virginia Wesleyan May 20
Bayside Health Sciences Academy Students Visit VWC May 19
From Chrysler to Curator: Public History Internship is Dream Come True
VWC, EVMS Sign Admission Agreement
The Birdsong Initiative: Technology and the Human Touch
Wesleyan Welcomes VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads
YMCA Joint-Use Facility Coming to Campus in May 2017
College to Host 12th Annual Kids Fundango Festival

College Events: Summer 2016

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May 23-August 12 - Summer Session
July 10-15 - NABT/BSCS Biology Teacher Academy
July 25-30 - 2016 Worship & Music Summer Conference
August 29 - Fall 2016 Semester Begins
September 8 - Founders Convocation
Notable Meetings: July 2016
July 1 - Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexander Oath of Office/Luncheon Reception
July 6 - Swearing In Ceremony for Norfolk Public School Board Members
July 11 - AALI Executive Leadership Academy Speech, "Presidential Transitions" 
July 13Welcome Address, NABT/BSCS Biology Teacher Academy