The 2002 Distinguished Service Award recipient is Brian Nedwek who has been active with SCUP in many capacities. Nedwek chaired the Academic Planning Academy at SCUP and in that role served as editor of the book Doing Academic Planning: Effective Tools for Decision Making published by SCUP in 1996. He is a past president of SCUP, serving during 1996-1997. With more than 20 years of senior management experience in higher education planning, he has been a presenter at national and regional SCUP conferences. In addition, he has served on the faculty of SCUP's workshops on Making Transformation Work on your Campus. He also served as the moderator for SCUP's first audio conference on Disaster Planning held last fall. He currently serves as Vice Provost at St. Johns University in Jamaica, New York where he is responsible for the design and implementation of a comprehensive academic planning process (St. John's University has four campuses including one in lower Manhattan located just blocks from the World Trade Center site.) He coordinates undergraduate academic programs including overall review, prioritization and assessment. He also assists the President and Provost in strategic planning for the University. He has authored several books and articles on higher education planning and consults on strategic planning, performance measurement and information technology planning. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in political science, both from Marquette University; and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.