WILMINGTON COLLEGE SELECTS SCION FOR STUDENT HOUSING STRATEGIC PLAN

WILMINGTON, OH. The Scion Group has been engaged by Wilmington College to explore options for complementary new and renovated student housing. Scion will conduct a comprehensive market and demand analysis, prepare a facility assessment and author a business plan for campus housing.

Scion Vice President Eric Luskin, a principal of the firm, is a Wilmington College alumnus. “My undergraduate experience at Wilmington broadened my world,” remarked Mr. Luskin. “I traveled with the chair of the education department to Europe to study new models for learning, served as student representative to the Board of Trustees and even worked as an admissions counselor. But most notably, I chaired a committee to renovate residence hall floor lounges, which launched my 30-year career in enhancing the campus residential experience. It’s especially fulfilling to return to my alma mater to help once again.”

Scion’s work at Wilmington will include the administration of an on-line student survey, student focus group sessions, interviews with campus administrators and comparison with housing at peer institutions. Scion will also conduct a physical review of the current housing facilities. Ultimately, Scion will quantify demand by student cohort and housing type to determine viability of a new project and recommend specific renovations to existing housing.

Founded in 1870 by the Religious Society of Friends, Wilmington College is an independent, co-educational, four-year, career-oriented liberal arts college. Approximately 1,200 students are enrolled in the College’s main campus and another 500 are enrolled in other off-campus programs. Wilmington College attracts students from across the United States as well as some foreign countries and has been named as an upper-tier Midwestern regional liberal arts college by U.S. News & World Report.

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