Mitchell Smith, Chief Operating Officer of The Scion Group, contributed a featured “What’s On My Mind” column to the September-October 2018 issue of Student Housing Business magazine and website, entitled “Let’s Build Something Great – Together.” Smith shares his view of how on-campus housing systems and off-campus providers can work cooperatively together to better meet the needs of students at different phases of their academic careers.
The September-October 2018 issue of Student Housing Business magazine features a one-on-one “View from the Academe” interview with Linda Newman, Senior Director of Advisory Services for The Scion Group. In the interview, Newman discusses the challenges facing on-campus housing systems today, and how she applies her extensive background to assist colleges and universities navigate competing priorities and evolving needs.
Three professionals will present “Fair Housing: It’s not just about emotional support animals” at the 2018 annual conference of the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers in Biloxi, Mississippi. Eric Luskin, Senior Vice President Emeritus, and Chelsea Metivier, Project Manager, both of Scion Advisory Services, and Kathy Hobgood, Assistance Vice President for Student Affairs and Executive Director of Housing and Dining at Clemson University, will discuss recent case applying the Fair Housing Act (FHA) to on-campus housing and suggested policies to ensure compliance. The presenters will discuss how the FHA may impact future campus housing operations, involving not only disabled students and assistance animals, but also students with children and gender-related assignment practices.
Scion’s Jay Pearlman, Senior Vice President for Advisory Services, and Mike Porritt, Ed.D., Vice President for Advisory Services, offered their perspectives on the changing landscape of on-campus housing in a Student Housing Business magazine and website feature article, entitled “Generation Shift.” From lowering student costs to a surge in living-learning communities, Pearlman and Porritt, thought leaders in the sector, describe how on-campus housing is changing to meet the needs and desires of the next generation of students.