VWU Global Campus Commencement Ceremony 2022

President to President

For over a decade, Virginia Wesleyan University President Scott D. Miller and his long-time consulting and publishing colleague, Marylouise Fennell, Senior Counsel at the Council of Independent Colleges, have served as executive editors of a popular, internationally distributed higher education thought leadership series written by college presidents for college presidents. Originally titled "Presidential Perspectives," the series transitioned to its new name, "President to President" in 2016.

The Vitality and Power of Higher Education

Chapter 1: TOWN and GOWN Partnerships to TOWN and GOWN Membership

2021-22 Series Foreword

Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Chapter 10: Making Connections: How Strategic Education Reform Can Ignite Innovation and Build a Better Community

Chapter 9: When the Dust Settles, Higher Education Won’t Be the Same

Chapter 8: Want to be More Innovative? Ask the Right Questions

Chapter 7: Leading in Tumultuous Times: The Importance of Mission in Times of Real Change

Chapter 6: Post-Pandemic Learning and Innovation

Chapter 5: Innovation in a Time of Transition

Chapter 4: Leading Through Crisis: Leveraging Goals to Build a Lasting Legacy

Chapter 3: Bringing Corporate America to Your Campus

Chapter 2: Embracing Campus Capital: Formulating a Vocabulary for Change

Chapter 1: Leveraging Institutional Culture to Foster Innovation

2020-2021 Series Foreword

The Next Big Thing

Chapter 10: The Blank Sheet of Paper: Crafting Curated Solutions for Strategic Partners

Chapter 9: Creative Collaborations: The Promise of Strategic Partnerships

Chapter 8: The Digital Transformation Age Means Personalized Learning for All

Chapter 7: Leveraging Our Assets: Adult Education as a Tool for Transformation

Chapter 6: Innovating to Advance Success for Students’ Diverse Needs

Chapter 5: Mergers and Acquisitions in Higher Education: Is There an Opportunity to Build Competitive Advantage, Collective Strength, and Mission Focus?

Chapter 4: Opening the Campus to Comprehensive Education and Careers

Chapter 3: Your City (or Town) is More Than a Place to Call Home

Chapter 2: Building an Innovation Culture in Higher Education

Chapter 1: Educating the Environmental Stewards of Tomorrow: Presidential Leadership and Climate Change

2019-2020 Foreword

Ten Challenges Facing Higher Education: Shaping the Student Experience

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Chapter 10: All at Once: Never is the Past

Chapter 9: From Academic Preparation, through Skills Development, to the Knowledge Continuum

Chapter 8: Increase Your Leadership Impact: Curating a Culture of Belonging

Chapter 7: Creating Pathways to Opportunity and Service

Chapter 6: Meeting the Needs of the Next Generation of Learners: The Agile University

Chapter 5: Bridging the Town-Gown Divide

Chapter 4: The Case for Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities

Chapter 3: Where Have All the “College Kids” Gone? The Changing Face of the Collegiate Student Body

Chapter 2: From Risk to Reinvention and Revival: Return on Athletics

Chapter 1: Free Speech and Inclusive Learning Communities

2018-19 Series Foreword

How Disruptive Innovation is Shaping the Next-Gen Campus and Enabling Student Success

Chapter 10: Strategic Planning and Opportunism: Leaving Room for Serendipity

Chapter 9: The Dominican Experience for All: A Distinctive Program Approach to Innovation

Chapter 8: The Importance of Mentorship in Higher Education

Chapter 7: African American/Black Student Populations: Cutting-Edge Models for Best Practice

Chapter 6: Guiding Cycles of Transformational Innovation

Chapter 5: Staying True to Mission and History: University of Detroit Mercy's Role in the Revitalization of a Historic City and Its Communities

Chapter 4: Agility in Higher Education: Key to Synchronizing Student-Centered Advocacy and Public Policy Engagement

Chapter 3: Stages of Transformation: Threading the Needle

Chapter 2: Disrupting the Kitchen-Table Decision: One College's Innovation to Change the Risk Calculus

Chapter 1: Engineering a 21st Century Higher Educational Model: Guidelines for Leading the Work

2017-18 Series Foreword

Integrated Approaches to Student Living and Campus Housing--Enhancing Quality of Life and Performance

Chapter 10: Pathways to Success: Easing the Transition to Four-Year Universities with Comprehensive Guidance and Institutional Support

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