MAY 2016

Beloved Hampton Roads civic leader Robert C. "Bob" Nusbaum was honored by Virginia Wesleyan College April 25 for his original vision and enduring support of Wesleyan's Center for the Study of Religious Freedom. During the College's annual Justine L. Nusbaum Lecture, I had the honor of presenting Bob with a special citation recognizing him as the Founding Fellow of the Center, created in 1996 to promote religious freedom and understanding of different faiths. It was a pleasure to welcome Bob (center), his wife, Linda Laibstain (left), and other family and friends to campus to express our gratitude for his commitment to Virginia Wesleyan College in this vital way.  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
May 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)

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 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
Theatre Alumna Named National Star
Students Recognized at Spring 2016 Honors Convocation
From Chrysler to Curator: Public History Internship is Dream Come True
Robert C. Nusbaum Named Founding Fellow of CSRF
College Honors Top Students on President's List for Fall 2015
Marlin Chronicle Awarded for Nationwide Excellence
Softball Announces $17,206 Raised for Strike Out Cancer
College's Omicron Delta Kappa Chapter Celebrates 35 Years
Model UN Earns Distinguished Delegation Award at NYC Conference
Education at Sea with Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
Barclay Sheaks Collection Online
VWC, EVMS Sign Admission Agreement
Wesleyan Hosts Model NATO Challenge March 23
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
Social Work Students Study at Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning

College Events April 2016
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May 2 - The Center Reading Circle: Faces of Islam
May 3-16 - "Face Yourself" Senior Art Show (Part II)
May 11 - Wesleyan Wednesday: Graduation Edition
May 13 - Baccalaureate 
May 14 - Virginia Wesleyan College 47th Commencement Ceremony 
May 14 - Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
Notable Meetings
May 2 - First-Year Faculty Dinner
May 3 - President's Cabinet Meeting
May 4 - Speaker at Rotary Club of Town Center, Virginia Beach 
May 4 - Athletic Awards Ceremony and Banquet
May 5 - Urban League of Hampton Roads Whitney M. Young Jr. Awards Dinner 
May 10 - Westminster-Canterbury Golf Classic Reception 
May 11 - Board of Trustees Meeting
May 11 - Second Nature Steering Committee Meeting
May 11 - Wesleyan Wednesday: Graduation Edition
May 12 - Alpha Sigma Lambda Induction Ceremony
May 13 - Reception for 2016 Commencement Speaker
May 13 - Baccalaureate 
May 14 - Virginia Wesleyan College 47th Commencement Ceremony 
May 14 - Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
May 14 - Reception for Honorary Degree Recipients
May 14 - Virginia Arts Festival Reception 
May 16 - Private College Advisory Committee Meeting
May 17 - President's Leadership Council
May 20 - United Way Young Philanthropists
May 24 - Athletics Management Council
May 25 - College Compact on National Service
May 26 - Civic League