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McWright named vice president and dean of student life at Olivet College
Mar 07, 2005

Olivet, Mich. Linda McWright, Ph.D., has been named vice president and dean of student life at Olivet College, according to an announcement by President Don Tuski, Ph.D. McWright will be responsible for resident life, student activities and organizations, Greek life and multicultural education. She will also oversee orientation and community standards in addition to housing and health services. Since December 2004, McWright served as acting vice president and dean for student life.

McWright has been with Olivet College since 1997 and has served as chair of the Social Science Department and assistant professor of sociology/anthropology. She developed the colleges criminal justice program and has sponsored many programs on campus related to diversity, families and success.

McWright earned a bachelors degree in sociology from Saginaw Valley State University, masters degree in education and counseling from Central Michigan University and 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.


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