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.
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.
Dr. Keith Miller, former president of Virginia State University, has over 25 years of experience in prestigious positions at major universities. During his time at Virginia State University, he oversaw university functions, capital building projects, fundraising efforts, as well as academic and extracurricular activities. One program that enjoyed major success during Dr. Keith Miller’s time at Virginia State University is VSU Cares, an annual mobile health and dental expo.
VSU Cares is an event that works to promote and demonstrate good health practices, while offering medical screenings and dental services. Representatives from several local and national agencies attend the event in order to promote career opportunities within the healthcare industry.
The 2nd VSU Cares took place in April a few years ago at the Daniel Gymnasium on the VSU campus. Numerous volunteers were on hand from the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy to offer services to the community. In addition, dental screenings were available for children aged 1-12 years. Community members of all ages were in attendance.