Bethany College President Collaborates on New Book for CEOs

Bethany, WV--Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller has collaborated with two colleagues to publish a new book for college and university presidents. “President to President: Views on Technology in Higher Education, Volume II” will be released next week at the Council of Independent Colleges Presidents Institute in Florida.

CIC and SunGard Higher Education sponsored the second volume of a series of books on technology in higher education. The first volume of the series, President to President: Views on Technology in Higher Education, addresses the strategic role of technology in transforming institutional operations and was edited by Dr. Miller and Dr. Marylouise Fennell in 2002. A Spanish edition was published in 2003.

President to President: Views on Technology in Higher Education, Volume II, features chapters written by CIC member presidents based on their direct experiences with technology. Dr. Jacqueline Powers Doud (President of Mount St. Mary’s College), Dr. Fennell (former president of Carlow University and Senior Counsel at CIC) and Dr. Miller have collaborated on the project.

The chapters authored by presidents include “Beyond the Board Book: Internet Communication With Trustees” by Theodore E. Long of Elizabethtown College (PA); “To Improve Institutional Performance, Aim High and Go ‘BI’” by Larry Goodwin of The College of St. Scholastica (MN); “Technology and Students: ‘Call my Cell’” by Richard Artman of Viterbo University (WI); “Advancement: Connecting to Constituencies Inside and Out” by Christopher R.L. Blake of Mount Mercy College (IA); “Leveraging Technology to Increase Enrollment, Capacity, and Revenues” by Arthur Kirk of Saint Leo University (FL); “Standing Out in a Crowd of Peer Institutions: Leveraging Your IT Investments and People for Routine Innovation” by Kevin M. Ross of Lynn University (FL); “The Battle to do More with Less Takes a Turn for the Worse” by Kevin Manning of Stevenson University (MD); “The Role of Portals in Higher Education” by Michael Victor of Lake Erie College (OH); “Top Ten Things Presidents Should Avoid if Innovation is to Thrive” by Esther Barazzone of Chatham University (PA); and “Retaining Learners…An Institutional Initiative” by Ruth Knox of Wesleyan College (GA).

The foreword is by Dr. Richard Ekman, President of CIC.

The book is the sixth collaboration between Miller and Fennell. They have the fourth volume of “Presidential Perspectives” scheduled for publication later this spring.

Founded in 1956, CIC is an association of independent colleges and universities working together to:

  • Support college and university leadership,
  • Advance institutional excellence, and
  • Enhance private higher education’s contributions to society

CIC continues its steady membership growth and now serves over 600 independent colleges and universities, including liberal arts, comprehensive, four-year, two-year, and international institutions. Nearly 70 national, state, and regional organizations are Affiliate Members.