Bethany College President Featured in Book on College Leadership

BETHANY, W.Va. --Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller is one of 22 presidents interviewed and profiled in a book on presidential leadership. 

The book, "The First 120 Days:  What a New College President Must Do to Succeed," by Jerold Panas is available for purchase from the Institutions Press, Chicago, or online at at  Panas interviews and profiles "experienced higher education leaders past and present," offering advice to new presidents and those aspiring to the position.  Panas provided complimentary copies of the book to presidents attending the Council of Independent Colleges Presidents Institute in San Diego last week. Panas_2.jpg

Panas is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners, a Chicago-based firm that is regarded as one of the nation's premier firms in the field of campaign services and financial resource development. Panas is widely known for authoring books on leadership and philanthropy.  

Now in his eighth year at Bethany, Dr. Miller was president of Wesley (DE) College from 1997 to 2007 and Lincoln Memorial (TN) University from 1991-97.

Dr. Miller is in his 24th year as a higher-education CEO. He has been featured in several books in recent years, including”The Entrepreneurial College President”;  “The Small College Guide to Financial Health”; and “Born, Not Made: The Entrepreneurial Personality.”

For 15 years he chaired the Council of Independent Colleges New Presidents Program. A highly-sought presenter, mentor and author on higher educational topics including financial sustainability and presidential performance for national conferences and trade journals, Dr. Miller is a regular columnist for “College Planning and Management,” “Enrollment Manager,” “Huffington Post” and “The State Journal.” For the last nine years Dr. Miller and Dr. Marylouise Fennell, senior counsel for the Council of Independent Colleges, have served as co-executive editors of “Presidential Perspectives”, an on-line presidential thought series that has resulted in nine books (Aramark Higher Education, Philadelphia).