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VWU President to lead Virginia Beach Vision

Business advocacy group plays pivotal role in advancing economic development and promoting thriving business community in Virginia Beach region

University News | December 5, 2023

Virginia Wesleyan University President Scott D. Miller has been elected President of Virginia Beach Vision, a prominent business and industry advocacy group.   

Virginia Beach Vision plays a pivotal role in advancing economic development and promoting a thriving business community in the Virginia Beach region. He has served eight years on the VBV Board and this past year served as Vice President. As President, he chairs the Executive Committee and 130-member Board of Directors and works directly with the Executive Director in implementing the organization’s priorities.

Dr. Miller's election as President reflects his commitment to fostering collaboration between academia and the business sector to drive innovation and growth in the area. "I am honored to assume this role and continue working towards the economic vitality of Virginia Beach,” he said. “By connecting academia, industry, and the community, we can achieve remarkable progress."

It was this promise of progress that inspired the late Robert "Bob" DeFord, a longtime supporter of Virginia Wesleyan, to co-found VBV in 1993. President Miller expressed pride in continuing Bob's legacy of excellence and collaboration with the region's top leaders.

In addition to his involvement with VBV, Dr. Miller serves locally on the Board of Directors of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and the Board/Executive Committee of the Greater Norfolk Corporation. 

Learn more about Virginia Beach Vision.