July 2011 360: Pacific Region Newsletter, v5n2
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SCUP 2011 Pacific Region Symposium on Trends in Higher Education

June 10, 2011 Claremont College
Claremont, CA

Photos: 1. College tour. 2. Audience in attendance. 3. Phyllis Grummon with speakers. 4. Symposium Planning Committee, Left to Right: Tim Morrison (Claremont University Consortium); Diane Stephens (Cal State University, Northridge); Dianne Lee (Parsons); Phyllis Grummon (SCUP); John White (UC Merced); and Lauren Cooper (San Diego State University). Committee members not in the photo: Veda Solomon (Veda Solomon Consulting); and Phil Simpson (University of Colorado, Boulder).

By all accounts the Pacific Regional Council Symposium on “Trends in Higher Education” was a terrific success! The one-day symposium, held on June 10th, in Claremont, California, had over 150 participants. The Claremont University Consortium hosted the all-day event at Scripps College, and Phyllis Grummon, director of planning and education for SCUP served as facilitator with an impressive panel of six presenters.

Grummon started off the day with a presentation entitled “What Current Demographics are Telling Us About the Future.” Economic realities facing higher education were described by Dennis Jones, president of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS). Jones focused on changes in public sector revenue streams, unemployment, the economic recovery, and competition in higher education. He also described the demand for improved graduation rates, effective resource management (particularly in times of structural budget deficits), and increased productivity in higher education.

Steve Boilard, director of higher education for the California Legislative Analyst’s Office described the political climate for higher education planning in California in a speech entitled, “Politics is Not Changing Anytime Soon.” Boilard noted emerging themes in political change, including the demand for accountability, the gap between economic demand and our outputs in higher education, and an increased focus by legislators on specific details (e.g., individual projects, admissions policies, and town/gown relationships).

Michael G. Dolence, president of Michael G. Dolence & Associates, moved the conversation away from regional and state issues with a presentation on “Global Positioning and Higher Education.” He provided insights into the effects of the global economic crisis, new emerging economies, and the systematic recalibration of learning as we know it. Dolence described the implications for curricular and physical redesign needed as the world has shifted from the Industrial Age into the Information Age. James Frazee, director of Instructional Technology Services, San Diego State University and Stuart Mackey, director, Parsons, former director of Facilities, SDSU, presented a creative approach to viewing higher education systems through “old school” and “new school” perspectives. David Salazar, associate VP, Physical Planning & Facilities Management CSU Long Beach, discussed sustainability practices in higher education, both today and tomorrow.

Following lunch, the presenters gathered for an interactive Q&A discussion with the audience tackling topics including the capacity for structural change, paradigm shifts in higher education, on-line education, hybrids and space utilization. Tours of the Claremont University Consortium Colleges were conducted in the afternoon concluding with a wonderful reception for continued discussion and networking.

A BIG THANK YOU to Tim Morrison (and team) of Claremont and Lauren Cooper of SDSU as Pacific Regional Council symposium planner extraordinaire.

SCUP 2012 Pacific Regional Conference:
Leadership for the 21st Century Campus

March 25–28, 2012
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Mark your calendars for the 2012 Pacific Regional Conference to be held in Palo Alto, California!

The 21st century has been called the Pacific Century. North American colleges and universities at the edge of the Pacific are well positioned both geographically and intellectually to guide, influence, and lead this shift in global focus. The SCUP regional conference in Palo Alto will address institutional leadership: the ways in which our member campuses, consultants, and professional associates are preparing to lead planning for campuses for the next 50 years.

Photos, Stanford Campus: 1. Activities Fair, main quad 2. Main quad 3. LKC Building 4. Palm Drive 5. Science and Engineering quad 6. Medical Surgical Unit

The 2012 conference will be held from March 25th through the 28th, 2012 on the Stanford University Campus. We are excited to share the Bay Area higher education story with you. Plans area already underway for the conference – check out the tour ideas the committee is working on!


  • Historic and new development on the Stanford Campus
  • Innovations on the University of California at Berkeley Campus
  • Green buildings at the San Mateo Community College
  • The new University of California at San Francisco urban campus
  • Historic Foothill College
  • Silicon Valley and/or Bay Area model Corporate Campus

Photos, Tours: 1. College of San Mateo 2. UCSF Mission Bay Children’s Hospital 3. Foothill College

State of the art medical simulation labs, green building systems and details, food trek, athletic facilities, the Campus Center, outdoor art including the new Richard Serra “Sequence” and the Rodin Garden, the Stanford Knight Management Center LEED Platinum campus, Stanford’s special landscapes and the well known Stanford foothills “Dish” walk, two new hospitals under construction, and the largest stem cell research facility anywhere.

Stay tuned for the Call for Proposals – coming soon!


What’s happening at your institution? What do you want to share with your fellow SCUP colleagues at other institutions or corporations? We’d like to hear more about the issues, initiatives, projects, and other events that are happening in your institutions, companies, states, or countries.

Calendar for July–September 2011 Events

Welcome to the Calendar of Events. This schedule includes SCUP events in addition to other activities that may interest SCUP members. Have any institutional events you would like to include? Please contact Jacqueline Ashby at jacqueline.p.ashby@gmail.com for further details.

Featured Events


2012 SCUP Pacific Regional Conference
March 25–28, 2012
"Innovative Leadership"
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

The Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge

July 2011

July 13
Understanding the Living Building
Challenge Workshop

Portland, OR

July 21
Respecting the Principles of Sustainability Online

July 23–27
SCUP's Annual, International Conference & Idea Marketplace
National Harbor, MD

July 25
Impacting Retention: Spotlighting Three Levels
Anywhere • Live Webcast from SCUP–46

July 26
Integrated Strategic Planning: Using Shared Software to Manage, Communicate, and Implement Planning
Anywhere • Live Webcast from SCUP–46

August 2011

August 21–25
SER2011 World Conference on Ecological Restoration
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

August 21–25
Solar Energy + Applications 2011
San Diego, CA

August 25–26
2011 Western Energy Policy Research Conference
Boise, ID

September 2011

September 5–9
Towards Carfree Cities
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

September 12–14
2011 International Conference on Creativity and Innovation for Sustainable Development
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Some SCUP Resources

SCUP's Pacific Region


In addition to the US states illustrated above, SCUP members in this region also live in American Samoa Guam, Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, North & South Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Philippines, Singapore, Southeast Asia, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, other Pacific Rim countries, western Mexico (Baja California North and Sur, Sonora and Sinaloa).

SCUP Pacific Region Council

Find out what's happening in the Pacific Region on the Pacific Regional home page.
Please feel comfortable to send any questions or feedback you have to your council members by using the contact information provided below.

John White
Pacific Regional Representative
Contact number: 209.228.4454
Christopher Shay
2012 Conference Chair
Contact number: 650.724.8898
Cheryl Lentini
Communications Chair
Contact number: 415.777.9422 x255
Diane S Stephens Diane S. Stephens
Institutional Representative
Contact number: 818.677.5929
Maureen O'Leary Maureen O'Leary
Membership Chair
Contact number: 206.441.4151
Larry Fournier Larry Fournier
Sponsorship Chair
Contact number: 415.568.4413
  Myrna Esther Wagner
Volunteer Chair
Contact number: 415.984.1287
Lisa K. John
Corporate Chair
Contact number: 206.461.6000
Deborah Shepley
Membership Vice Chair
Contact number: 949.567.1833
Philip Simpson
Program Co-Chair
Contact number: 303.492.1275

Thanks to our regional sponsors!


Buro Happold, www.burohappold.com

Platinum Colleague

Degenkolb Engineers, www.degenkolb.com
LPA Inc., www.lpainc.com

Gold Colleague

Arup, www.arup.com
DLR Group, www.dlrgroup.com
Glumac, www.glumac.com
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, www.langan.com
LMN Architects, www.lmnarchitects.com
Perkins + Will, www.perkinswill.com
Rutherford & Chekene, www.ruthchek.com
THA Architecture Inc., www.thaarchitecture.com

Silver Colleague

AC Martin, www.acmartin.com
Aedas, www.aedas.com
Affiliated Engineers NW, Inc., www.aeieng.com
AHBE Landscape Architects, www.ahbe.com
BNBuilders, www.bnbuilders.com
BOORA Architects, www.boora.com
Coughlin Porter Lundeen, www.cplinc.com
Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, www.dpsdesign.org
DiMella Shaffer, www.dimellashaffer.com
Flad Architects, www.flad.com
HMC Architects, www.hmcarchitects.com
HOK, www.hok.com
Interface Engineering, www.ieice.com
KlingStubbins, www.klingstubbins.com
Lease Crutcher Lewis, www.lewisbuilds.com
Mahlum Architects, www.mahlum.com
Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch, www.mazzetti.com
McGranahan Architects, www.mcgranahan.com
The Miller|Hull Partnership, www.millerhull.com
Mithun, www.mithun.com
Mortenson Construction, www.mortenson.com
Page & Turnbull, www.page-turnbull.com
Parsons, www.parsons.com
Ratcliff Architects, www.ratcliffarch.com
SafirRosetti, www.safirrosetti.com
Schacht Aslani Architects, www.saarch.com
Skanska, www.skanska.com
SLATERPAULL Architects, www.slaterpaull.com
SmithGroup, Inc., www.smithgroup.com
SRG Partnership, www.srgpartnership.com
Swinerton Management & Consulting, www.swinerton.com
Thorburn Associates, www.ta-inc.com
Turner Construction Company, www.turnerconstruction.com Major Supporter Image Only
Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, Inc., www.buildordie.com
VBN Architects, www.vbnarch.com
Walsh Construction, www.walshconstructionco.com
Walter P. Moore & Associates, www.walterpmoore.com
WRNS Studio, LLP, www.wrnsstudio.com
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP, www.zgf.com

Bronze Colleague

BAR Architects, Inc., www.bararch.com
Beverly Prior Architects, www.bparch.com
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, www.bcj.com
CDi Engineers, www.cdiengineers.com
CO Architects, www.coarchitects.com
CSW Stuber-Stroeh Engineering, www.cswst2.com
Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers, www.gb-eng.com
Hargis Engineers, Inc., www.hargis.biz
Integrus Architecture, P.S., www.integrusarch.com
MVE Institutional, Inc., www.mve-institutional.com
NAC|Architecture, P.S., www.nacarchitecture.com
Noll & Tam Architects, www.nollandtam.com
Opsis Architecture LLP, www.opsisarch.com
Randall Lamb Associates, Inc., www.randallamb.com
S.L. Leonard & Associates, Project and Construction Management, www.slleonard.com
Sasaki Associates, Inc., www.sasaki.com
Sellen Construction, www.sellen.com
TEECOM Design Group, www.teecom.com
WSP Flack+Kurtz, www.wspfk.com

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Major SCUP Supporter  Major Supporter Image Only

How To Get Involved

Looking for ways to get more involved with SCUP? A way to meet new folks? Work alongside institutional partners? A committee is the best way to accomplish all this and more.

The communications committee is specifically looking for volunteers in every state and country of our region. We want to be able to better connect our members by featuring articles and updates from members in all parts of our region and are looking for volunteers interested in bringing news from their state or country into the newsletter and other forums.

If you’re interested, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Myrna Wagner, mwagner@swinerton.com who will help you find the best match for your interests and talents.