Bethany Administrators to Chair PAC Councils

WEXFORD, Pa. – The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) has announced that Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller will serve as chair of conference’s Presidents’ Council in the 2008-09 academic year.

With Miller assuming the chair of the Presidents’ Council, the other PAC standing councils will also be chaired by Bethany administrators in the 08-09 academic year. Serving as chair of the PAC Athletic Directors Council will be Bethany AD Tim Weaver, while Bethany Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) Dr. Wallace Neel will be chair of the PAC Faculty Athletics Representatives Association (PAC FARA).

Dr. Miller was named president of Bethany College in the fall 2007, after serving 10 years as president of Wesley College in Dover, Delaware, and seven years as president of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. Earlier in his career, he was a sportswriter/editor/columnist for two newspapers and sports information director at two colleges.

A collegiate distance runner at West Virginia Wesleyan College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1981, Dr. Miller was a former Vice President and President of the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference and long-time Vice Chair of the Board of the NCAA Division III Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (now the Colonial States Athletic Conference). Throughout his career, he has been active in NCAA Division II and III at the national level and is currently serving a three-year term on the NCAA Division III Membership Committee.

Weaver, who is also Bethany’s head football coach, took on the additional duties as Director of Athletics and Recreation in June. A former assistant coach at numerous NCAA Division I and II institutions--including Ivy League foes Harvard and Columbia, Weaver is in his third year at Bethany. Administratively, he coordinated the search for a new head men’s basketball coach during the spring and is currently overseeing the construction and revitalization of the football, track and softball facilities at Bethany.