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 Christoppher
Sponsorship ChairAccount ExecutiveHaworth Inc.
At-Large MemberAssistant Director, Facilities Planning & Space ManagementMichigan State University
Lansing, MI
Dale Braun
At-Large MemberCampus PlannerUniversity of Wisconsin-River Falls
Membership ChairPrincipalJLG Architects
Fargo, ND
Conference Chair 2021, At-Large MemberDirector of Planning & Project DeliveryMarquette University
Milwaukee, WI
Michael Gulich
At-Large MemberPurdue University
West Lafayette, IN
Regional ChairPractice LeadIBI Group
St. Louis, MO
At-Large MemberExecutive Vice President, Public-Private PartnershipsCA Ventures
Chicago, IL
Nikki Jeffers
At-Large MemberDirector, Business DevelopmentCumming Group
Communications ChairPrincipalDavis Wince Ltd.
Columbus, OH
At-Large MemberBusiness Development Director Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects
At-Large MemberDirector of Institutional EffectivenessMetropolitan Community College
At-Large MemberPlannerUniversity 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