MAY 2017

Great meeting with leadership from our neighbors at Virginia Beach City Public Schools last month to discuss collaborative educational opportunities. Pictured during an on-campus tour of the Greer Environmental Sciences Center: David Waggoner, Vice President for Enrollment, Dr. Maynard Schaus, Associate Provost, Dr. Aaron Spence, VBCPS Superintendent, Dr. Amy Cashwell, VBCPS Chief Academic Officer, Dr. James Pohl, VBCPS Executive Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning, and Dr. Marc Bergin, VBCPS Chief of Staff. 
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 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
May 2017

A daily blog by Dr. Scott D. Miller

Papers & Publications
By Dr. Scott D. Miller 

The Virginian-Pilot and HuffPost  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
Strategic Succession Planning (April 2017)
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 9: Taking Action to Overcome Institutional Betrayal on College Campuses
Chapter 8: The Commons Concept: Building Dynamic Living and Learning Environments through Integrated Design
Chapter 7: Pathways for Success: From Pre-College to Campus Life
Chapter 6: The Inclusive Campus: Leading from Within
Chapter 5: Lessons in Leadership: How a Silent Student Protest Inculcated University Values
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
David R. Goode to be Keynote Speaker for 2017 Commencement
Marlins Power Way to 10th ODAC Championship
Virginia Wesleyan Announces Transition to University Status
Summer Session at Virginia Wesleyan College
Professor Eric Mazur Awarded Mednick Fellowship
Time Capsule Placed in Greer Environmental Sciences Center
Tech on Deck at Virginia Wesleyan
Spring Port Day Promotes Academic Achievements
Opus Summer Work Program for Students Announced
Wesleyan ROTC Students Honored at Annual Ceremony Held at ODU
Business Conference Explores Pathway to Success
President Miller Meets with Mexican University Leaders in Guadalajara
VWC Alumna to Serve as Speaker for 2017 Baccalaureate Service
First Corporate Leaders Council Held, Joe Ruddy '83 Speaker
Virginia Wesleyan Designated a Voter Friendly Campus
Virginia Wesleyan Hosts 2017 Model NATO Challenge
Freshmen Inducted into the Nation's Oldest and Largest Honor Society
VWC Learning Center Debuts New Speech Lab
VWC Partners With The Learning House to Market New Online Programs
VWC Recognized as a "River Star Business"

College Events

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May 4 - Port Day
May 5 - Spring Honors Convocation and Acad
emic Fair
May 10-16 - Final Exams
May 11 - Reading Day
May 19 - Baccalaureate Service
May 20 - Virginia Wesleyan's 48th Commencement Ceremony More
May 23-August 16 - Summer Session More
Presidential Events
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