Linda McWright Logan, Ph.D., vice president and dean for student life at The University of Olivet, has been named board member of the Michigan ACE Women’s Network.
In conjunction with the Inclusive Excellence Group of the American Council on Education, the Michigan ACE Network is committed to identifying, developing the leadership of, advancing, and supporting the retention of women in higher education throughout the state. The Michigan ACE Network is open to all public and private, two-year and four-year institutions in the state and requires institutional membership for participation in Network activities.
Institutional representatives work directly with their presidents to ensure that women on their campuses have opportunities for leadership development and advancement; in effect, the institutional representatives create the backbone of the Michigan ACE Network. In addition to working with institutional representatives, the Executive Board communicates directly with college and university presidents and their statewide associations to facilitate interaction between women with executive potential and chief executive officers in the state. Such interaction is designed to acquaint hiring officials with the availability of a substantial leadership talent pool of women in the higher education leadership pipeline.
Logan has been with The University of Olivet since 1997. A member of the President’s Cabinet, she is responsible for resident life, student activities and organizations, Greek life and multicultural education. She also oversees community standards, campus safety and health services.
Before being named vice president and dean of student life, Logan served as Social Science Department chair and assistant professor of sociology/anthropology. She established the college’s criminal justice program and has sponsored many programs on campus related to diversity and student success. She became involved with Michigan ACE in 2004 and was appointed as The University of Olivet’s institution representative in 2007.
Logan earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Saginaw State University, a master’s degree in education and counseling from Central Michigan University, and a doctorate in human ecology from Michigan State University. She is also a licensed counselor with private counseling experience and has published many articles on families, children and ethnicity.
A native of Saginaw and Lansing, she has two adult children, Carter and Latasha McWright.