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
At-Large MemberExecutive Director of Planning , Design & ConstructionClemson University
Woody Giles
At-Large MemberSenior AssociateDLR Group
Atlanta, GA
Adem Gusa
At-Large MemberAssistant Director of Planning & DesignDuke University
Durham, NC
Jana Hartenstine
At-Large MemberPrincipalMcMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
Kimberly Hickson
At-Large MemberPrincipalPerkins+Will
Houston, TX
Ken Higa
At-Large MemberAssociate PrincipalThe Beck Group
Atlanta, GA
At-Large MemberDirector of Planning - Campus ArchitectUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
At-Large MemberAcademic Market Sector ManagerPage
Austin, TX
Lee Jarboe
At-Large MemberVice PresidentJE Dunn Construction
Atlanta, GA
Susan R. KlausSmith
At-Large Member
Tampa, FL
Allison Marshall
At-Large MemberSenior Associate | Studio DirectorGensler
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Regional ChairDirector of DesignThe University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
Randy Simon Headshot
Southern Membership ChairDirector of Facilities Planning and OperationsEmory University
Atlanta, GA
At-Large Member2014–2015 SCUP Fellow and Associate Professor for Integrated Medical ScienceFlorida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL