Southern 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 Southern Regional Council represents members from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mexico, Mississippi, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Central and South America.

The Southern 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.
Michelle Bryan
At-Large MemberUniversity of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
Stephanie Cooper
Membership Co-ChairExecutive Director of Planning , Design & ConstructionClemson University
Clemson, SC
Woody Giles
At-Large MemberSenior AssociateDLR Group
Atlanta, GA
Adem Gusa
Conference ChairDirector of Planning & DesignDuke University
Durham, NC
Jana Hartenstine
Membership ChairPrincipalMcMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
Charlotte, NC
Ken Higa
At-Large MemberAssociate PrincipalThe Beck Group
Atlanta, GA
Professional Development Co-ChairDirector of Planning - Campus ArchitectUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Lee Jarboe
Sponsorship ChairVice PresidentJE Dunn Construction
Atlanta, GA
Susan R. KlausSmith
Professional Development ChairAssociatePage Southerland Page, Inc.
Tampa, FL
Allison Marshall
Communications ChairVice President, Institutional Practice AreaHuitt-Zollars, Inc.
Houston, TX
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Volunteer ChairDirector of DesignThe University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
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Regional ChairDirector, Capital Plan & Space ManagementGeorgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
Natalie Thurman
At-Large MemberPrincipalShepley Bulfinch
Houston, Texas