The recipient of this year's Distinguished Service Award is Rod Rose, Vice President of STRATUS (a division of the JCM Group). Mr. Rose has been a leader in SCUP for many years and is currently the Executive Editor of SCUP's professional journal, Planning for Higher Education. Mr. Rose has been an active member of SCUP since joining in 1975.
He served on the Board of Directors for 10 years including President from 1991-1992. He also served as a regional representative, local arrangements chair for the first San Diego annual conference, conference chair of SCUP-25 in Atlanta and as a member of numerous committees. He has conducted many workshops, presentations and has written articles for SCUP and other higher education associations. He also has been an important member of two of SCUP's strategic planning initiatives, the first in 1984 and the most recent during 1999-2000.
One of his most important contributions to higher education planning has been to refocus Planning for Higher Education and make it one of the leading publications in higher education. He has authored articles for PHE including "Stimulating Change Through Recombinant Facilities" and "Should Outsiders Provide College Services?" In addition, Mr. Rose authored Charting a New Course for Campus Renewal, published in 1999 by APPA.
As a speaker and presenter at many national conferences, Mr. Rose has covered topics such as "Building a Model for the 21st Century Campus," "Seven Strategies for Changing Higher Education," "Strategic Planning as a Tool for Improved Facilities Management," and "Linking Academic and Facilities Planning."
Mr. Rose's professional career includes directing and participating in numerous strategic and facilities planning for public institutions throughout the US. From 1974 to 1991, he was Director of Capital Planning for the University of California, Los Angeles, the largest campus in the UC system. He directed planning studies that have significantly influenced campus development, including the first comprehensive space plan adopted by the University of California system and approved by the State of California. He also has served as advisor to other UC campuses on planning issues and represented UCLA before the State Legislature on issues of capital project development and planning policy.
Mr. Rose is co-founder of L.A. Higher Education Roundtable and Founding Publisher and Editor of the Journal of the Society of Research Administrators.