BETHANY, W.Va. — Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of Bethany College, was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of Academic Search, Inc. at its annual meeting. Dr. Dana L. Gibson, President of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, was elected Vice Chair.
Jessica S. Kozloff, president of Academic Search, Inc. stated: “We’re delighted to have Dr. Miller chair our board. His grasp of the issues in higher education today will be invaluable, as will his commitment to leadership identification and development.”
A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Miller has served as President of Bethany College since 2007. Prior, he was President of Wesley College in Delaware (1997-2007) and Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee (1991-97).
Dr. Miller serves as a monthly columnist for “College Planning and Management,” “The Huffington Post,” and “The State Journal.” He is also a publisher of “Presidential Perspectives,” a higher education thought series for college and university presidents throughout the country.
For 18 years, he has also served as a consultant to college presidents and boards.
Founded in 1976, Academic Search, Inc. is the oldest and most prominent executive search firm in the country dedicated to serving higher education institutions and related organizations. Based in Washington, D.C., it is the wholly owned subsidiary of the American Academic Leadership Institute, a not-for-profit organization that provides leadership identification, development, and support programs to academic leaders in various administrative positions across all sectors of higher education.
From its beginning, Academic Search, Inc. had the ambitious goal to provide all colleges and universities with highly professional, individually focused search services modeled on best practices in other sectors, which at the time, was a new concept in higher education.
Success was immediate. Academic Search, Inc. has written the book on how to recruit the best and brightest academic leaders through a process that fosters a successful appointment. Through the years, it has also built a dossier of premier clients and earned a reputation for integrity, efficiency, and confidentiality.
Academic Search, Inc. currently has 22 search consultants, including 15 former campus presidents.
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.