Scott D. Miller, president of Bethany College, was back in Washington, D.C., this week participating in meetings focusing on legislative policy, fiscal sustainability, shared efficiencies, affordability, technology, and globalization.
On Saturday and Sunday he attended a meeting of the
International Association of University Presidents. The meeting focused
on opportunities for international partnership development and issue
engagement. IAUP recognized Bethany Professor Joe Lovano in 2012 with a
Faculty Achievement Award.
Miller took part in discussions of global
engagement with Latin America, the role of U.S. higher education in
international development and the role of the president as catalyst for
Sunday evening, he was the guest of Liz McMillen, editor,
and Mireille Grangenois, publisher, of the Chronicle of Higher
Education for a by-invitation-only discussion of the reinvention of
American higher education.
On Monday, he attended the Presidents’ Alliance meeting for
the New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and
Accountability. Bethany joined the group last year.
Monday afternoon, he was one of seven higher-education
presidents serving on a panel, sponsored by the National Association of
College and University Business Officers, focusing on campus business
and financial issues for the future.
Monday evening, he attended an executive briefing for
presidents of new initiatives of Ellucian, Bethany’s technology
provider through the Independent College Enterprise. Bethany and seven
other colleges in four states are part of the I.C.E. consortium.
Sunday through Tuesday he attended presidents-only
discussions on federal relations, technology, finance, collaboration and
innovation sponsored by the American Council on Education. He also
lunched with General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and
International Forces in Afghanistan.
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