Marjorie Savage is the Parent Program Director at the University of Minnesota, serving as the liaison between the University and the parents of its 29,000 undergraduates.
Marjorie has done research on the growth and development of parent services in higher education, and she routinely conducts assessments of her own program in order to measure the success of services and to better understand the concerns of college students and their parents.
She has done consulting for colleges and universities both nationally and internationally, and she is a frequent speaker on the topic of college-parent relations. She has recently been writing and presenting on the generational transition of college parents from a population of all Baby Boomers to a mix of Boomers and GenXers.
She has written numerous articles on college parenting and is the author of You're on Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years, Simon & Schuster Fireside Edition, second edition 2009. She also co-authored with Katherine Wartman the ASHE monograph, Parental Involvement in Higher Education: Understanding the Relationship Among Students, Parents, and the Institution, 2008.