Columns by Dr. Scott D. Miller

The Virginian-Pilot

Fostering Regionalism: A New Call for Collaboration in Coastal Virginia (January 20, 2024)
A university president’s wish list for Santa (December 9, 2023)
The liberal arts illuminate Coastal Virginia’s future (September 5, 2023)
Understand the purpose of Virginia’s universities (July 15, 2023)
Find tomorrow's leaders — and support them (March 2023)
Doubling Pell Grant would help more students pursue college degrees (February 2023)
A college president’s letter to Santa (December 2022)
Partnerships help shape Virginia Wesleyan's future (September 2022) 
A college president's wish list to Santa (December 2021)
Virginia Wesleyan celebrates 60 years of service (September 2021)
Schools taking lead in global warming fight (February 2021, co-authored by David Finegold)
Regional rebranding boasts great potential (February 2020)
Christmas wishes for higher ed (December 2019)
Affordability continues to be a focus for colleges (December 2019)
Teaching social justice to future generations (October 2019)
A 'climate' change taking place on U.S. campuses (August 2019)
Branding effort poses challenge for region (June 2019)
Respond to the coming climate crisis (May 2019)
Partnerships a remedy to admissions scandal (April 2019)
Schools taking lead in global warming fight (co-authored with David Finegold, President of Chatham University, March 2019)
To survive, colleges must adapt or change (February 2019)
Seeking balance in costs and services (October 2018)
The latest generation in search of a future (February 2018)


A college president's letter to Santa, 2017 (December 17, 2017)
North Korea: How we might be on the brink of opportunity (October 30, 2017)
The stormy season of “outer and inner weather” (September 24, 2017)
How Charlottesville matters to higher education (August 29, 2017)
Higher Education Treading Carefully with Trump Administration (July 31, 2017)
Universities Still Committed to Sustainable Future (June 20, 2017)
Higher-ed must lead in supporting science (April 30, 2017)
Higher ed in the age of Trump (February 22, 2017)
A college president's letter to Santa (December 22, 2017)
The true risks to higher education (December 6, 2017)
Diversifying education to diversify the economy (November 1, 2017)
What light rail and college have in common (September 20, 2017)
A long, hot summer on campus (August 3, 2017)
Why arts education matters (June 14, 2017)
New Overtime Rules Will Hobble Colleges (May 10, 2017)
Computers Offer Hope Amid a Troubling Disease (April 12, 2017)
The Making of Millennials' Legacy (March 3, 2017)
Building Tolerance on American Campuses (January 25, 2017)
Why College Presidents Need to Speak Up (December 20, 2016)
A College President's Christmas List, 2015 (November 30, 2016)
Climbing Walls And Talking Turkey: A Holiday Conversation About College (November 11, 2016)
Unpacking the Briefcase for a New Presidency (August 24, 2016)
My Postscript to the Class of 2015 (June 8, 2016)
Global Challenges Drive Need for International Awareness (May 31, 2015)
Is Hand-Held Literacy Enough? (May 3, 2015)
New Year's Resolutions for Higher Education (March 17, 2015)
Why Small, Residential, Student-Centered Colleges Will Prevail (February 8, 2015)
What's the Future of Higher Ed? See It Now. (January 3, 2015)
'I'm Done With the Climbing Wall, Mr. President. Now Where's My Job?' (November 5, 2014)
Why Fundraising Matters in Higher Education (October 15, 2014)
Are Private Institutions Truly "Independent"? (August 30, 2014)
The Delicate Balance Of Commencement (July 29, 2014)
Horror Headlines Usher in Spring at Colleges (June 27, 2014)
Dispatch From the Admissions Front (May 17, 2014)
Welcome to the Campus of 2019 (April 6, 2014)
Trends Worth Watching in 2014 (February 15, 2014)
The Relevance of Discussion on Liberal Arts Relevance (January 23, 2014)
Homecoming's Timeless Appeal (January 23, 2014)
Notes of a President: Freshman Orientation for the Millennial Class (October 23, 2013)
Unpacking the Agenda for the New Academic Year (September 16, 2013)
Repaying a Debt That Society Can Ill Afford (August 10, 2013)
What's Changed -- and Hasn't -- in the Coverage of Breaking News (June 26, 2013)
Finding the Value in College Affordability (May 19, 2013)
It's Time for Presidents to Rediscover Their Voices (April 20, 2013)
MOOC-Covered Towers? Online Education's Coming Impact on Traditional College (March 28, 2013)
Changing the Campus Climate on Climate Change (February 26, 2013)
A College President's Christmas List (February 3, 2013)
Higher Education Can Learn from an Endless Campaign (January 13, 2013)
Mission Possible: Keeping Private Higher Ed Affordable and Relevant (December 16, 2012)
The College President as Social Advocate (November 17, 2012)
Penn State's Sanctions Are Disingenuous (October 13, 2012)
When Strategic Planning Is the Best Planned Strategy (October 1, 2012)
Containing Higher Education Costs at All Costs (September 9, 2012)
What Colleges Want the Public to Know (August 16, 2012)