Thank you to all who joined us August 22 for my State of the University address, whether in person or online. Since I became president of Virginia Wesleyan in 2015, we have transitioned from an aspiring college to an inspiring university. We have built an outstanding academic reputation, we have forged new partnerships, developed innovative programs, and enhanced our leadership within Hampton Roads, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the nation. I shared many points of pride during the address, but was especially pleased to note that we begin our new academic year with two new nationally prominent additions that speak to our innovative spirit, an understanding of our enrollment potential, and the power of philanthropy. With the opening of the Batten Honors College and the completion of the Greer Environmental Sciences Center, we have expanded our teaching, research, and service toward the vital goals of studying and preserving the natural environment. If you were unable to join us, I invite you to read the State of the University address in or watch the recorded broadcast. You may also view a photo gallery from the event.  
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Dr. Scott D. Miller is president of Virginia
Wesleyan University. Respected as one of the most entrepreneurial higher education executives in America, he is in his 27th year as a university 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
September 2017

A daily blog by Dr. Scott D. Miller

Papers & Publications
By Dr. Scott D. Miller
Getting on Board: How Presidents and Trustees Can Build Successful Strategies
(Trusteeship Magazine, May/June 2017) 

The Virginian-Pilot and HuffPost 
Column by Dr. Scott D. Miller 
Building tolerance on American campuses (January 2016) 

College Planning & Management
By Dr. Scott D. Miller & Dr. Marylouise Fennell
A New President's First 120 Days (July 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: How Disruptive Innovation is Shaping the Next-Gen Campus and Enabling Student Success   
Edited by Dr. Scott D. Miller & Dr. Marylouise Fennell
2017-18 Series Foreword
Archives: 2016-17 Series
VWU Alumni Council Elects Officers
Global Scholar Rethinks Cuba's Past
Marlins Read Community Program Receives Literacy Award
Virginia Wesleyan Softball Wins NCAA Division III National Championship
VWU Residence Facility Named for Vince and Suzanne Mastracco
Professor Eric Mazur Awarded Mednick Fellowship
President Miller Meets with Mexican University Leaders in Guadalajara
First Corporate Leaders Council Held, Joe Ruddy '83 Speaker
Virginia Wesleyan Hosts 2017 Model NATO Challenge
Virginia Wesleyan Recognized as a "River Star Business"

University Events

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Visit for athletics camps and summer activities
Aug. 14-Oct. 27 - Plantbot Genetics Cross Pollination, Neil Britton Art Gallery
Sept. 7 - Alumni Awards Celebration, 8:30 a.m., Boyd Dining Center
Sept. 7 - Founders Day Convocation, 11 a.m., Batten Student Center
Sept. 7 - Wesleyan EcoFestival, 3:30 p.m., GESC Lawn
Sept. 7 - Ribbon Cutting: Greer Environmental Sciences Center, 6 p.m.
Sept. 12 - Talk About Teaching, 4 p.m. GESC 260
Sept. 14 - Constitution Day, 12 p.m., Pearce Hospitality Suite
Sept. 15 - Tidewater Guitar Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Hofheimer Theater
Sept. 21 - The Mindful University, 11 a.m., Pearce Hospitality Suite
Sept. 24 - CROWNS: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats, 4 p.m., Great Presbyterian Church, Chesapeake
Sept. 28 - Ann Cyptar, Voice Pathologist, 11 a.m., Fine Arts 9
October 6-8 - Homecoming and Family Weekend More 

Presidential Events
President Miller travels the country sharing his vision for the University and greeting Virginia Wesleyan alumni, friends, and partners of the institution. For additional details, visit the Presidential Events webpage