President Scott D. Miller has had a long-time association with Second Nature and the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, now the Climate Leadership Network (CLN). He has most recently been selected to serve as chair of the CLN Steering Committee, the oversight body of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments. He attended the most recent meeting at which a coalition of 13 leading North American research institutions launched the University Climate Change Coalition. This initiative is an extension of the Climate Leadership Network, which consists of 600 public, private and community colleges nationwide. These groundbreaking and necessary discussions are devoted to developing successful strategies for addressing climate change. (See recent news release: Top Research Universities Announce Coalition to Accelerate Local Climate Action at 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit)
"The University Climate Change Coalition is a comprehensive approach uniting leaders from many sectors of society to inspire solutions and make informed policy recommendations," said President Miller. " Virginia Wesleyan University is proud to support and promote this initiative as a recognized national leader and advocate for environmental stewardship. This is a natural progression to new prominence for Virginia Wesleyan University. These efforts build on already strong programs in the scientific disciplines through the Joan P. Brock School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the opening of the award-winning, state-of-the-art Greer Environmental Sciences Center, and the establishment of the Batten Honors College."