North Central Regional Council

Regional councils are where planning comes together, inspiring members to think globally, and act locally. Grown out of the need to support membership, learning, and event development, the five SCUP regions create member connections, while supporting the development of today and tomorrow’s planning leaders.

The North Central Regional Council represents members from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Sasketchwan, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Africa, and the Middle East.

The North Central Regional Council’s work supports SCUP’s strategic plan adopted by the board of directors. The Council’s efforts support the following initiatives:

Engage our Communities in Creating and Delivering Value

  • Strategy: Engagement – Enhance and expand opportunities to connect individuals, institutions, and organizations that advance higher education.

Deliver Learning that Strengthens and Transforms Higher Education Planning

  • Strategy: Individual Learning – Develop, implement, and continually improve a personalized and competency-driven portfolio of learning products.
  • Strategy: Institutional Support – Develop, implement, and continually improve services to develop institutional planning capabilities.

Enhance Value of the Society through Visibility, Outreach and Strategic Partnerships

  • Strategy: Outreach – Develop a framework to connect and engage with a diverse and dynamic array of institutions and corporations.
Mary Basel Christopher
Sponsorship ChairSenior Account ManagerShaw Contract
Chicago, IL
At-Large MemberAssistant Director, Facilities Planning & Space ManagementMichigan State University
Lansing, MI
Dale Braun
At-Large MemberCampus PlannerUniversity of Wisconsin-River Falls
Somerset, WI
At-Large MemberPrincipalJLG Architects
Fargo, ND
At-Large MemberDirector of Planning & Project DeliveryMarquette University
Milwaukee, WI
Ashley Hoolihan
Conference ChairProject Manager, AssociateTrivers
St Louis, MO
At-Large MemberVice President, DevelopmentAncora
Durham, NC
Nikki Jeffers
Membership ChairDirector, Business DevelopmentCumming Group
Chicago, IL
Kathy Kelly
Communications ChairPartner and Strategy DirectorWellogy
Columbus, OH
ChairProgram Director Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects, A Woolpert Company
Downers Grove, IL
At-Large MemberDirector of Institutional EffectivenessMetropolitan Community College
Omaha, NE
Lindsay Neemann
At-Large MemberManager, Facilities PlanningUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
Megha Sinha 2020
Professional Development ChairPrincipal, Urban Design and PlanningNBBJ
Columbus, OH
Kevin Sullivan Headshot
At-Large MemberBusiness DevelopmentParic
St. Louis, MO