Bethany President to speak in Cincinnati on “Changing the Face of American Higher Education”

BETHANY, WV -- Bethany College’s president will be a featured speaker/panelist at a national forum addressing the future of American higher education in Cincinnati on October 17.

Dr. Scott D. Miller, now in his seventh year as president of Bethany, will join four other current or retired presidents at “The Presidents’ Forum: Changing the Face of American Higher Education” at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.  The forum is sponsored by The Union Institute and University. 

Joining Dr. Miller on the panel will be Dr. George Pruitt, President of Thomas Edison (NJ) State College and Chair of the Board of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; Dr. Mark Schulman, former President of Saybrook (CA) University; Dr. Judy Walters, former president of four colleges within the California Community College System, and Gary Wheeler, President-Emeritus of Glen Oaks Community College and Chair of the Higher Learning Commission. 

Currently in his seventh year as president of West Virginia's oldest degree-granting institution, Dr. Miller has been a higher education leader for over 30 years.  In 2005, the American Council on Education book, “The Entrepreneurial College President”, recognized him as one of the 17 most entrepreneurial college presidents in America.  In addition to his service at Bethany, Dr. Miller served as president of Wesley College in Delaware and Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee.  He is in his 24th year as a college president. 

He has written hundreds of articles and written or edited 11 books, most with his long-time co-author, Dr. Marylouise Fennell, a former college president and current senior counsel for the Washington, DC-based Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), of which Dr. Miller is a former board member and officer. He continues to chair the acclaimed CIC New Presidents Program.

A highly sought presenter, mentor, and author on higher education topics including financial sustainability and presidential performance for national conferences and trade journals, Dr. Miller is a regular columnist for "The Huffington Post," "College Planning and Management," "Enrollment Manager," and "The State Journal." He is the co-executive editor of "Presidential Perspectives," an online presidential thought series that has resulted in nine books.