Bethany President Leads National Summit Session on Sustainability
Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller led a national discussion on Financing Sustainability at the annual Climate Leadership Summit last week at George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, D.C. The session, which included 125 presidents and vice presidents from throughout the nation, was held in the City View Room of the Elliott School of International Affairs at GWU.
The Summit was sponsored by the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment. Dr. Miller sits on the governing board of ACUPCC. More than 700 colleges and universities nationwide are ACUPCC signatories.
Following his comments, Dr. Miller led an interactive panel discussion with representatives of public and private institutions discussing ways to overcome financial barriers in implementing sustainability projects on campus.
It was noted during the session that Dr. Miller was not only one of the initial signators when he joined ACUPCC as president of Wesley College in 2007, but one of the first to sign on a second institution when he became president of Bethany College later that year.
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.