Regional Council Membership Committee Chair – All Regions

Position Overview

SCUP’s regional councils are at the heart of our community and connection. Overseeing programmatic exchanges, people connections, and volunteer and leadership development, the regional councils are helping the higher education community learn more about planning at the grassroots level. Each regional council’s work supports SCUP’s strategic plan adopted by the board of directors.

The SCUP regional membership chairs and SCUP’s Membership Committee work to create more opportunities for the higher education community to connect, engage, and continue the dialogue that will help every institution define its future. With an eye toward expanding our community, the Membership Committee and regional membership chairs connect members and non-members alike at SCUP and industry events and beyond. The main purpose is to expand the conversation within and beyond our current SCUP membership base and across the higher education community.

  • Tenure: 2 year term
  • Volunteer time:  Average month is 5 to 10 hours per month

About Selection

The regional chair appoints the regional membership chair. The regional membership chair then serves on the regional council and the SCUP Membership Committee serving across all regions.  

Committee Structure

Each SCUP Regional Council consists of a chair, a membership chair, a professional development chair, a sponsor chair, a volunteer chair, and a communications chair. 

The SCUP Membership Committee consists of a chair, who also serves on the SCUP Council, and regional membership chairs from each of the five regions who also serve on their respective regional councils, and five at-large members (not region specific).


  • Welcomes new members and serves as a resource to them throughout their first year.
  • Introduces members to one another and encourages local connection.
  • Connects with lapsed members to re-engage and connect the value of SCUP to their day-to-day and strategic roles.
  • Provides input and feedback on membership strategies in support of the SCUP strategic plan and feedback from the perspective of the member.
  • Serves as an advocate and influencer for SCUP on the regional and national level via representation on social media, within other networks or events.
  • Shares information on regional membership activities and the interests and needs of members and nonmembers within the region.
  • Takes part in membership activities at the annual conference and leads membership engagement and outreach at regional events.
  • Actively participate in committee and regional council calls and meetings, regional conferences, and the annual conference. 
  • Attend the annual regional council retreat at a location known or to be determined based on conference location; SCUP pays for transportation and lodging.
  • Connects and engages the higher education community about the value of SCUP.


  • Ability to exercise your leadership, relationship building, and communication skills.
  • Opportunities to engage in multi-disciplinary industries/positions across SCUP membership.
  • Enhanced engagement with SCUP members and higher education leaders in your local/regional/national level.
  • Exposure of you and your institution/firm locally, regionally, and nationally.


  • Member in good standing. 
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Knowledge of SCUP organization and value of membership and engagement.
  • Desire to see others succeed.

Time Commitment

  • Term: 2-year term
  • Volunteer time:  Average month is 5 to 10 hours per month
    • Regional Council:
      • Regional conference committee meetings – as determined by regional council
      • Travel: Regional Council Retreat; SCUP pays for transportation and lodging.
      • Travel: Regional Conference 1x per year
      • Possible travel: Regional workshop/symposia 
    • SCUP Membership Committee: 
      • 8 video meetings – 1 hour each
      • Travel: Annual Conference attendance (July)
      • Membership support activities (administration/outreach based activities) as determined by committee work plan


  • Orientation as directed by SCUP staff
    • Brand
    • Committee role
    • Committee professional development as needed