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Marjorie Newman

Director of Student Transition and Academic Success

Phone: 269-749-6652

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Marjorie Newman is The University of Olivet’s Director of Student Transitions & Academic Success. Her primary focus is cultivating a positive first-year transition and onboarding experience for all incoming students. Marjorie advocates for students by assisting them and aiding in their development to ensure that every student matriculates through OC successfully.

Before joining the OC family in the fall of 2022, Marjorie spent several years teaching journalism and public relations courses at various institutions, including Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana, and Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She began her higher education career teaching English composition at Louisburg College in Louisburg, North Carolina. In addition to teaching and academically advising students in her department, Marjorie served as Undergraduate Coordinator, QEP Faculty Liaison, Curriculum Council Member, and Summer Bridge Program Principal Investigator.

Marjorie is in the doctoral dissertation phase of her postgraduate program in developmental education with a concentration in higher education administration at Grambling State University. She earned her master’s degree in journalism from Roosevelt University in Chicago and her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Marjorie currently serves on the boards of Marshall Public Schools, Kids ‘N’ Stuff Children’s Museum, and Albion Area Philanthropic Women.

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