Bethany President attends CIC/New York Times Presidents Council

Bethany President Dr. Scott D. Miller attended the 11th annual CIC/New York Times Partnership’s Presidents Council meeting on Monday at The New York Times offices in New York City.

Presidents from 31 CIC member colleges and universities met with Kathleen O’Connell, national education director for The New York Times, and higher education reporters Tamar Lewin and Richard Pérez Peña.  They provided candid assessments of the issues they plan to cover in the months ahead. Of particular interest to both reporters is online education and digital learning, student debt and cost/affordability issues. They also solicited story ideas.


Roger Casey, president of McDaniel College (MD), chairs the Council.

In addition, Council members were provided with information about new The New York Times projects and resources available to campuses nationwide.

Currently in his seventh year as president of West Virginia's oldest degree-granting institution, Dr. Miller has been a higher education leader for over 30 years.  In addition to his service at Bethany, Dr. Miller served as president of Wesley College in Delaware and Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee.  He is in his 24th year as a college president. 

He has written hundreds of articles and written or edited 11 books, most with his long-time co-author, Dr. Marylouise Fennell, a former college president and current senior counsel for the Washington, DC-based Council of Independent Colleges (CIC).

A highly sought presenter, mentor, and author on higher education topics including financial sustainability and presidential performance for national conferences and trade journals, Dr. Miller is a regular columnist for "The Huffington Post," "College Planning and Management," "Enrollment Manager," and "The State Journal." He is the co-executive editor of "Presidential Perspectives," an online presidential thought series that has resulted in nine books. In 2005, the American Council on Education book, “The Entrepreneurial College President,” recognized him as one of the 17 most entrepreneurial college presidents in America.