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My Postscript to the Class of 2015

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 06.08.2016 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

No one says you should be able to take the long view at age 21, but you should appreciate the fact that countless people have come before you, often struggled more than you have and endured and even flourished, emerging much stronger for the experience.

Global Challenges Drive Need for International Awareness

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 05.31.2015 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

With countless international situations dominating the headlines, the year 2014 offered abundant evidence of the need for issues-based global study on our nation's campuses. From Afghanistan to Yemen, Ukraine to the Islamic State, this year's world headlines are shaping up to be no different.

Why Small, Residential, Student-Centered Colleges Will Prevail

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 02.08.2015 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

December on a small college campus, to quote the 1960's Andy Williams holiday song, "is the most wonderful time of the year." Sure, the spring season...

Why Fundraising Matters in Higher Education

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 10.15.2014 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

The news over the summer that Bethany College had reached the $47 million mark in gifts and pledges during our current $52 million capital campaign wa...

Welcome to the Campus of 2019

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

Higher education is not immune from trends. In fact, predicting trends at colleges and universities is a very hot topic these days. That's because campus life as we know it is beginning to change radically.

Trends Worth Watching in 2014

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 02.15.2014 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

With the arrival of January each year, we college presidents have our work clearly cut out for us. But for everything that is predictable and knowable, there are many recent developments and trends that bring uncertainty, and demand vigilance.

Homecoming's Timeless Appeal

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

For one afternoon, win or lose at the stadium, all of the metrics and objectives, enrollment targets and spreadsheets of my job are left on the desk, replaced by a kaleidoscope called homecoming. And, yes, there is nothing like it.

Unpacking the Agenda for the New Academic Year

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 09.16.2013 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

We're on the downside of another busy summer at Bethany College. In just a few weeks, our students will return to campus and unpack their semester's worth of belongings in the residence halls.

What's Changed -- and Hasn't -- in the Coverage of Breaking News

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 06.26.2013 | Media
Dr. Scott D. Miller

Fifty years ago, in 1963, the media landscape was still dominated by the printed word, and by the imperative of getting the story right before it was published in early and final editions of America's newspapers.

The Night In 1967 I Can Never Forget

Doug Bradley | Posted 05.17.2013 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

Bobby Rogers of the Miracles died recently at the age of 73. As lyrics from 'Shop Around,' 'Tracks of My Tears,' 'You've Really Got a Hold on Me' and 'I Second That Emotion' reverberate in my head, I'm reminded of a different emotion that I'd shared with Rogers and the fellow Miracles in 1967.

It's Time for Presidents to Rediscover Their Voices

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 04.20.2013 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

Although many presidents are reluctant to voice their opinions in public, for fear of offending key constituents (donors and/or legislators), I see little reason to decline an opportunity for using the "bully pulpit" of our offices.

When Strategic Planning Is the Best Planned Strategy

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 10.01.2012 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

The lessons at UVA are not lost on those of us in higher education, or on any executives who manage corporations and other complex organizations.