Miller appointed Senior Academic Officer for Integrated University | New
EDINBORO – Scott E. Miller has been selected as Senior Vice President Academic Affairs and President of Integrated Western University, effective July 1, 2022.
In this role, he will lead the integrated institution – comprising California, Clarion and Edinboro – from an academic affairs perspective, including budgeting, staffing and institutional planning. He will lead all academic programs and lead the development of new programs that support the mission of the Integrated University and the Pennsylvania State Higher Education System. As a core member of the Strategic Leadership Team, he will be responsible for providing direction to other members of the Academic Leadership Team on all campuses, and he will partner with other divisions to ensure systems of quality academic support for students.
“I am delighted that Dr. Miller has accepted this position,” said Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, president of Clarion University and interim president of the universities of California and Edinboro. âHis record of leadership, commitment and professional experience will be a critical part of our success as our three universities come together to serve our students, our employees and our region. “
Miller has been Dean of the School of Business at the University of Edinburgh since 2012 and of its College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences since 2015. This year, he also served as Interim Director of the College of Science and Health Professions.
While planning for the Integrated University, Miller co-led the team that developed the range of academic programs for the Integrated University, and remains an active member of the Academic Affairs Functional Implementation Team, addressing all aspects of the transition of programming and academic functions to the new integrated university.
âI have a keen interest in the success of the new four-campus (including online) university and will do everything I can to help make it successful,â Miller said. âHaving worked closely with the deans and academic leadership of California and Clarion over the past year, and with the leadership of Edinboro for over nine years, I firmly believe that integration has the potential not only to revitalize our three physical campuses, but also to deliver real profit, not only in higher education, through the economic and cultural impacts on western Pennsylvania.
As Dean, he oversees approximately 220 full-time and 60 part-time faculty and staff, as well as 150 work-study staff and 50 graduate assistants, and oversees budgets of nearly $ 70 million. He has experience in strategic planning, budgeting, curriculum development, program accreditation, and community and business relations.
âI am told that I am viewed as a contemplative decision maker who is willing to make the tough decisions while considering all of the perspectives presented,â Miller said. âMy leadership style is akin to a shared governance model in which different points of view must be considered and treated with courtesy and respect.