The 420-page book, “Weathering Turbulent Times: A Small College Guide to Financial Health,” by Dr. Michael Townsley (NACUBO: Washington, DC, 2009) includes case studies of six colleges under the chapter “How Private Colleges Turn Around and Flourish.” It tracks Dr. Miller’s 10 ½-year tenure as president of Wesley College, Dover, Delaware, and the unique story of growth and prosperity under his leadership.
Now in his 19th year as a college president, Dr. Miller arrived at Bethany in December 2007 after a decade of unprecedented success at Wesley. A visionary strategic planner, Dr. Miller launched and led the comprehensive 10-year master plan "Wesley College: From Here to 2010," resulting in the construction of $40 million worth of campus facilities; tripling enrollment; the creation of a satellite campus in northern Delaware; acquisition of the historic Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts; and the addition of several new graduate, undergraduate and non-traditional academic programs.
Prior to Wesley, he served as President of Lincoln Memorial University from 1991-97.
Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.