4/7/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has selected The Scion Group, based in Chicago, to complete a campus housing study, in which Scion will assess demand for undergraduate and graduate campus housing by various cohorts and characteristics.
The study began with a survey being sent to all current students this week and Scion’s work will include interviews with key stakeholders, student focus group sessions, an online student survey and a review of housing offered at competing institutions.
Scion also will conduct an options analysis workshop to identify capital improvement priorities and examine potential transactional structures for the design, building, financing and operations of potential new or renovated campus housing facilities.
“Ashland University has a long history of a predominantly residential main campus,” noted Rick Ewing, the University’s vice president for Facilities Management and Planning. “Because of competing priorities for resources, we welcome the guidance and expertise of The Scion Group to help us ensure an exceptional residential experience continues for generations of future Ashland University students.”
Ewing said preliminary feedback from the study will be shared with the Board of Trustees in May, but the full study will not be completed until later this summer.
Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###