Student Housing Business

MAY-JUN 2018

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NE WS IN BRIEF May/June 2018 18 PIERCE EDUCATION PROPERTIES, DWS ACQUIRE COMMUNITY NEAR INDIANA UNIVERSITY Bloomington, Ind. — A joint venture between Pierce Education Proper- ties and DWS has acquired Smallwood Plaza, a 713-bed student housing community located near Indiana University in Bloomington. The prop- erty offers two-, three- and four-bedroom units. Shared amenities include onsite laundry rooms, study lounges and a 24-hour fitness center. The new ownership plans to upgrade unit interiors with new flooring, smart televisions and furniture prior to fall 2019 move-in. CAMPUS ADVANTAGE PROMOTES KELLY VICKROY TO VICE PRESIDENT Austin, Texas — Austin-based Campus Advantage has promoted Kelly Vickroy to vice president of learning and development. In her new role, Vickroy will oversee the learning and development department and its objective to strategically partner with Campus Advantage business units and employees to design and deliver training and growth opportunities, as well as to achieve the company's purpose of serving and inspiring employees to achieve their full potential. Vickroy joined Campus Advan- tage in 2010 as a resident director in Chicago. During her tenure, her roles have included resident director, assistant general manager, assistant di- rector of residence life, national director for residence life, consultant on a corporate project in Vladivostok, Russia, and most recently, director for employee engagement and training. COVEY TO RETIRE AS CEO OF COLLEGIATE HOUSING FOUNDATION, GIVHAN TO TAKE OVER ROLE Fairhope, Alabama — Leeman Covey has retired as president and CEO of the Collegiate Housing Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Fairhope, Alabama, that works to assist colleges and universities in ac- quiring or developing new student housing facilities. Covey will remain as a member of the foundation's board of directors. William Givhan, pre- viously the foundation's general counsel and COO, has taken on the role of president and CEO and will also serve as chairman of the board of di- rectors. "I will forever be grateful for the opportunity I have had to work with Lee Covey, first as legal counsel and subsequently as a colleague, and especially for the many valuable lessons he has taught me about how to best serve the interests of our university partners," says Givhan. "I look forward to continuing the important work of the Foundation and of continuing to earn the trust of the many institutions we serve now and in the future. And I appreciate being able to continue to rely on Lee's advice as a member of the board of directors." Pierce Education Properties and DWS recently opened Smallwood Plaza, located near Indiana University in Bloomington. We'll send the industry's top news stories to your inbox every Wednesday. Subscribe at Subscribe to the Student Housing Business e-newsletter

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