Commencement 2019

President to President

For over a decade, Virginia Wesleyan University President Scott D. Miller and his long-time consulting and publishing colleague, Marylouise Fennell, Senior Counsel at the Council of Independent Colleges, have served as executive editors of a popular, internationally distributed higher education thought leadership series written by college presidents for college presidents. Originally titled "Presidential Perspectives," the series transitioned to its new name, "President to President" in 2016.

Ten Challenges Facing Higher Education: Shaping the Student Experience

Chapter 3: Where Have All the “College Kids” Gone? The Changing Face of the Collegiate Student Body

Chapter 2: From Risk to Reinvention and Revival: Return on Athletics

Chapter 1: Free Speech and Inclusive Learning Communities

2018-19 Series Foreword

How Disruptive Innovation is Shaping the Next-Gen Campus and Enabling Student Success

Chapter 7: African American/Black Student Populations: Cutting-Edge Models for Best Practice

Chapter 6: Guiding Cycles of Transformational Innovation

Chapter 5: Staying True to Mission and History: University of Detroit Mercy's Role in the Revitalization of a Historic City and Its Communities

Chapter 4: Agility in Higher Education: Key to Synchronizing Student-Centered Advocacy and Public Policy Engagement

Chapter 3: Stages of Transformation: Threading the Needle

Chapter 2: Disrupting the Kitchen-Table Decision: One College's Innovation to Change the Risk Calculus

Chapter 1: Engineering a 21st Century Higher Educational Model: Guidelines for Leading the Work

2017-18 Series Foreword

Integrated Approaches to Student Living and Campus Housing--Enhancing Quality of Life and Performance

Chapter 10: Pathways to Success: Easing the Transition to Four-Year Universities with Comprehensive Guidance and Institutional Support

Chapter 9: Taking Action to Overcome Institutional Betrayal on College Campuses

Chapter 8: The Commons Concept: Building Dynamic Living and Learning Environments through Integrated Design

Chapter 7: Pathways for Success: From Pre-College to Campus Life

Chapter 6: The Inclusive Campus: Leading from Within

Chapter 5: Lessons in Leadership: How a Silent Student Protest Inculcated University Values

Chapter 4: The StepUP Program at Augsburg: Overcoming the Stigma of Addiction on a University Campus

Chapter 3: After Katrina: Rebuilding a Residence Life Program

Chapter 2: The Role of the University in Promoting Community Resiliency

Chapter 1: Designing for Integrative Learning

2016-17 Series Foreword