Growing up with seven family members who worked in the Chicago Public Schools is what made Marjorie Newman not only aware of the importance of education, but also the importance of leadership in education.
Marjorie is the Director of Student Transitions and Academic Success at Olivet College. Her primary focus is cultivating a positive first-year transition and onboarding experience for all incoming freshmen. Marjorie advocates for students by aiding in their development and providing assistance to ensure every student matriculates successfully through OC. Prior to this position, Marjorie served several years as faculty in three higher education institutions, including two in North Carolina (Louisburg College and Saint Augustine’s University) and one in Louisiana (Grambling State University). She taught developmental writing, journalism, and public relations courses. In addition to teaching and academically advising students, Marjorie served as her department’s undergraduate coordinator, QEP faculty liaison, curriculum council member, and Summer Bridge director.
Marjorie is an active community member who serves on the Kids ‘N’ Stuff Children’s Museum Board in Albion, MI, and is a member of both the Albion Area Philanthropic Women and the Albion Chapter of the NAACP.
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 and Marc Newman have been married for 25 years and are the parents of three young adults, and the grandparents of an energetic 6-year-old girl. They enjoy playing golf, watching movies, and visiting with family and friends.