SCORE Connects Entrepreneurs with Experienced Business Mentors

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An accomplished education leader, Dr. Keith Miller formerly served as president of Virginia State University. Currently, Dr. Miller works with doctoral students at Virginia State and serves as an associate consultant at the AASCU-Penson Center for Professional Development. Additionally, Dr. Keith Miller supports several nonprofit groups, including SCORE (formerly known as the Service Corps of Retired Executives).

In its efforts to help small businesses succeed, SCORE oversees various programs and initiatives in communities across the United States. One of the organization’s most popular offerings is its mentor program, which connects up-and-coming entrepreneurs with experienced business leaders.

With the largest network of volunteer business mentors in the nation, SCORE provides its mentoring services for little or no cost. SCORE volunteers are available throughout the country to provide advice about business development, growth, and management across 62 industries.

Entrepreneurs who would like to use the mentoring service can connect with a local SCORE mentor for face-to-face meetings or take advantage of the organization’s video mentoring, which gives users access to an experienced SCORE mentor from anywhere in the world. To get matched with a local or video mentor, individuals can visit SCORE’s website and fill out the mentor request form. To learn more about the program or request a mentor, visit www.score.org/find-mentor.

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AASCU’s New Presidents Academy

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A former president of Virginia State University, Dr. Keith Miller now serves as president emeritus of Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. Throughout his years of service at Virginia State University and Lock Haven University, Dr. Keith Miller has been involved in numerous organizations, including the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), where he served as a faculty member for the New Presidents Academy.

The New Presidents Academy is a program that seeks to meet the unique needs of new state university presidents and chancellors. The only program that offers mentoring to new presidents during their first year of service, the academy brings together first-time presidents and chancellors for networking and educational sessions.

The most recent academy, which was held from July 25 to 29, 2016, in La Jolla, California, covered topics such as strategic visioning, overseeing financial management, shaping an organization, using interpretive communication, and managing enrollment to enhance student success.

Scouts Nationwide Attend the National Scout Jamboree

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National Scout Jamboree
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The former president of Virginia State University, Dr. Keith Miller uses his education leadership experience as an associate consultant with the AASCU-Penson Center for Professional Development. Alongside his professional activities, Dr. Keith Miller supports several nonprofit organizations and serves as an executive board member of the Heart of Virginia Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Each year, Boy Scouts across the United States take part in a national Scout jamboree, a multiday camping event first held in 1937. Today, the jamboree lasts more than a week and takes place at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia.

Staff and attendee registration is currently open for the 2017 national Scout jamboree, which will be held July 19-28. In addition to programs focused on scouting, the jamboree will feature zip line challenge courses and other activities such as mountain biking, skateboarding, and rock climbing.

The event will also give attendees the opportunity to explore attractions in the surrounding region and nearby Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.summitbsa.org.