An official signing ceremony was held on campus Sept. 29 to mark Virginia Wesleyan's partnership with the NATO-ACT Innovation Hub. As part of the College's ongoing relationship with NATO-ACT, this newest agreement enables VWC students of all majors to intern with the Innovation Hub beginning in the spring 2017 semester. By bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives, the Innovation Hub fosters collaboration and generates better understanding of current NATO challenges. Pictured at top are myself and Air Marshal Graham Stacey, Chief of Staff, NATO Allied Command Transformation. Pictured (at bottom) are myself, Air Marshall Stacey, Irene BargueƱo, a Virginia Wesleyan senior majoring in international studies and political science and the first VWC student to serve as an intern for the Innovation Hub, and Dr. Timothy O'Rourke, VWC Provost and Vice President.  
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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
November 2016

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
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
2016-17 Series Foreword
Chapter 1: Designing for Integrative Learning

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
New Batten Honors College Names Director of Enrollment
VWC Professor Selected to Receive VFIC Instructional Technology Award
Readings With Wesleyan: Election and the Economy
Virginia Wesleyan Baseball Field Named in Honor of Kenneth R. Perry
Mike Ginder to Lead Wesleyan's New Swimming Program
Romantics and the Classics Symposium Coming to VWC Nov. 17-19
VWC Grounds Again Recognized Nationally
Spotlight on Marlin Scholars
New FAFSA Deadlines A Win for Students and Families
Marlins Vote in 2016
Devoted Arts Advocates David and Susan Goode Named Outstanding Philanthropists
College Honors 2016 Alumni Awards Recipients
Establishment of Batten Honors College Leads Major Changes to Wesleyan's Academic Program
Education Students Participate in "Outdoor STEM Laboratory" at 2016 NAS Oceana Air Show
Passing of former VWC Trustee James Griffiths
VWC Digital Collections Launch on Founders Day
VWC Alumnus Josh Currier '16 Makes History with Lacrosse Draft
Fall 2016 Marlin Magazine: A World of Possibilities
Wherefore Art Thou, Wesleyan? Fall Arts at VWC
Princeton Review selects VWC for "The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition"
Mike White '81 joins VWC Board of Trustees
President Miller to Serve on Virginia Beach Vision Board of Directors

College Events

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Nov. 1 - Readings with Wesleyan: Presidential Election, Enoch Baptist Church, 6-7:30 p.m.
Nov. 1 - Running as Women, Boyd Dining Center/Shafer Room, 7-8:30 p.m.
Nov. 3 - Ashby Pate, "Be The Light," Lighthouse, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  
Nov. 3 - What's at Stake?: Economy, Boyd Dining Center/Shafer Room, 11:00-11:50 a.m.
Nov. 4 - Fridays with Faculty Talk, Hofheimer Library, 4:15-5:30 p.m. 
Nov. 7-11 - Shakespeare Week at Virginia Wesleyan College 
Nov. 7- Reception: Fear of Responses, Neil Britton Art Gallery, 5 p.m. 
Nov. 9 - Romeo & Juliet: The American Shakespeare Center, Hofheimer Theater, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 11 - 2016 Veterans Day Ceremony, Memorial Garden, 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 12 - VWC Day Open House 
Nov. 14-18 - Fall Business Conference/The Marlin Prestige
Nov. 17-19 - The Romantics and the Classics Symposium 
Nov. 15 - Social Media's Role in Revolution & Social Movements, Boyd Dining Center/Shafer Room, 11-11:50 a.m.
Nov. 15 - Media Coverage of Religious Conflicts, Boyd Dining Center/Shafer Room, 6-8:30 p.m.
Nov. 17 - Life Matters: Robin Takacs, Boyd Dining Center/Shafer Room, 12-12:50 p.m.
Nov. 18-19 - Fall One-Act Play Festival, Hofheimer Theater, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 23-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday
Notable Meetings
Nov. 1 - Meeting with Governor McAuliffe
Nov. 2 - President's Cabinet Meeting
Nov. 3 - Greater Norfolk Corp. Board of Directors Meeting
Nov. 3 - Faculty Dinner
Nov. 4 - Batten Scholarship Luncheon
Nov. 4 - Faculty Assembly
Nov. 4 - VWC vs. ODU Men's Basketball Exhibition
Nov. 8 - President's Cabinet Meeting
Nov. 8 - Athletics Management Council Meeting
Nov. 8 - President's Leadership Council
Nov. 9 - State of the Navy, Virginia Beach Convention Center
Nov. 9 - Dinner with Senator Mark Warner
Nov. 10 - VFIC Fall Luncheon and Harris Awards Presentation, Richmond
Nov. 10 - Faculty Dinner      
Nov. 11 - Roundtable Insiders Luncheon
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Ceremony
Nov. 12 - VWC Day Open House 
Nov. 14 - Faculty Dinner
Nov. 15 - President's Cabinet Meeting
Nov. 15 - AFP National Philanthropy Day Luncheon
Nov. 16 - Virginia Beach Vision Meeting
Nov. 16-18 - United Methodist Church University Senate Review
Nov. 19 - State Farm/VWC Scholar Athlete Recognition
Nov. 21 - Thomas Nelson Community College Agreement Signing
Nov. 21 - Monthly Deans' Meeting
Nov. 22 - President's Cabinet Meeting
Nov. 24-27 - Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 29 - President's Cabinet Meeting
Nov. 29 - Clarke Heritage Society Luncheon
Nov. 29 - Faculty Dinner
Nov. 30 - Marisa Porto, Daily Press