After a little more than three years of serving Advisory Services as a Senior Associate and a Director, The Scion Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Newman as Vice President of Advisory Services. Linda will provide leadership to Scion’s consulting team as we grow and expand our current suite of offerings.
Linda applies 30 years of comprehensive housing experience–including residence life, dining services, facilities, assignments, administration and conferences–to her work for Scion clients. Prior to joining Scion, she served as Senior Director of Auxiliary Services and Director of University Housing at the University of Michigan, where she provided leadership in student life auxiliaries for student housing, information technology services, capital projects and marketing. In that role, Linda developed significant experience with large-scale facility master planning, renovations and new construction; over a seven-year period, she led the planning and implementation of over $450 million of comprehensive renovations and $250 million of new construction within the University’s housing system, with a focus on updating or replacing heritage buildings to achieve state-of-the-art living and dining facilities while also creating spaces to support student learning.
Earlier, Linda served as Director of University Housing at the University of Michigan and as Assistant Vice-President for Student Affairs and Director of Residence Life, Greek Affairs and Dining Services at Bowling Green State University. She has also held various roles in residence life, operations and academic program administration at the University of South Carolina and Middlesex University in England.
Throughout her career, Linda has collaborated with academic units to develop and support student learning within the campus living experience. She has developed expertise in designing and implementing living-learning programs and other initiatives to create seamless learning environments for residential students. Her career also reflects a life-long commitment in support of diversity and inclusion, including peer mentoring and programs that support underrepresented students.
Since joining Scion, Linda has applied her professional background and expertise to a wide range of projects. She has served as project lead or project associate on master planning, strategic planning and market demand analyses. Her perspective, as a former Chief Housing Officer, has been of great value to clients seeking to understand issues such as occupancy management, residence life programs, department organizational structures and facilities management.
Congratulations to Linda Newman in her new role!