AASCU-Penson Center Consults College and University Leaders

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During a career spanning over 25 years, Dr. Keith Miller has held many academic and administrative positions in higher education. He served as president of Virginia State University and is president emeritus of Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. Utilizing his years of experience, Dr. Keith Miller also offers counsel in his role with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Penson Center for Professional Development (AASCU-Penson Center).

Composed of many former chancellors and presidents of public universities and colleges, the AASCU-Penson Center works to improve higher education in the U.S. It is the sole consulting firm focused on improving such institutions by strengthening their presidencies. Its team of associate consultants draws upon their proven individual success to provide sitting university and college leaders a personalized approach to issues facing their institutions.

The AASCU-Penson Center offers a host of different consulting services designed to assist the leaders of higher education institutions. Among these are assessing and developing leadership personnel, strengthening fundraising infrastructure, leadership transition management, and services specific to improving board member performance.

Virginia State University Chosen for Wallace Foundation Program

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A graduate of the University of Arizona with a PhD in education, Dr. Keith Miller has served in several executive roles in higher education, including as president of Virginia State University. Dr. Keith Miller currently leverages his training and experience to work with students pursuing doctorates at Virginia State University (VSU).

In November of 2016, VSU announced that the Wallace Foundation, a philanthropic organization that funds a number of initiatives focused on improving the quality of education for children with disadvantages, has chosen the school to participate in a national program designed to provide more effective training for aspiring school principals. Through the $47 million, four-year initiative, VSU will develop models to strengthen its principal-training program in conjunction with the state’s Department of Education and district partners.

The university will specifically partner with Hopewell City Public Schools, Henrico County Public Schools, and Sussex County Public Schools, all of which are districts that often hire graduates of VSU. This cooperation will help facilitate the creation of evidence-based training aligned with the specific needs of local schools. In addition, VSU will receive assistance in revamping its principal-training program from the Georgia-based Quality-Plus Leader Academy, which is known for its expertise in developing successful school administrators.

Cub and Webelos Adventure Camp of the BSA’s Heart of Virginia Council

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Dr. Keith Miller is an experienced educational administrator who formerly served as president of both Virginia State University and Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. Outside of the professional environment, Dr. Keith Miller serves as an executive member of the Boy Scouts of America’s Heart of Virginia Council in Richmond.

Among its numerous scouting programs and initiatives, the Heart of Virginia Council supports a multifaceted Cub and Webelos Adventure Camp at the Heart of Virginia Scout Reservation in Goochland County, approximately 30 miles west of Richmond.

Funded by the Campaign for Family Values, the construction of this $10 million camp ended in 2002. Since that time, the camp has provided a range of outdoor activities for young Scouts throughout the region. Its campgrounds feature a range of facilities, including a nature lodge, a pool and spray playground, an archery range, a fishing dock, and a BMX bike course. The camp also contains a variety of camping facilities and a kitchen/dining hall that can feed as many as 400 people.