Commencement 2019

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Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of Virginia Wesleyan College, will be a speaker and panelist July 26 at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church (NASCUMC). Dr. Miller will speak on the topic "Working With Your Boards" at the meeting, held this year at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg. He will also serve on a panel to discuss board of trustee relations along with Dr. Elizabeth A. Dinndorf, President of Columbia College, and Dr. Steven E. Titus, President of Iowa Wesleyan College. The 119 schools, colleges and universities in the United States recognized by the University Senate of The United Methodist Church are members of NASCUMC. Dr. Miller is in his 24th year as a college president and first at Virginia Wesleyan College. Previously, he served as President of Bethany College, Wesley College, and Lincoln Memorial University. He served on the NASCUMC Board of Directors during his tenure as President of Wesley. A highly-sought presenter, mentor and author on higher educational topics like board governance, financial sustainability and presidential performance, Dr. Miller is a regular columnist for “College Planning and Management,” “Enrollment Manager,” and The Huffington Post. For the last 10 years, he and Dr. Marylouise Fennell, senior counsel for the Council of Independent Colleges, have served as co-executive editors of “Presidential Perspectives,” an online presidential thought series that has resulted in 11 books.