The 2003 Distinguished Service Award recipient is Trudis Heinecke of the University of California who has been active with SCUP in many capacities since the 1990s. She currently is the Director of Long Range Resource Planning at the University of California Office of the President. She began her service on the SCUP Board of Directors as the West Regional Representative and served two terms from 1992 to 1996. As regional representative, she increased the membership of the then West Region and was instrumental in developing successful regional conferences in Scottsdale, Arizona (a joint effort between the West, Southwest and Mountain regions) and in Portland. She also played an important part in the success of SCUP–29 held in San Francisco and was a strong advocate for locating the SCUP–33 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. She served as SCUP President from 1997–1998 and played a strong role in advancing SCUP's agenda through publications, new workshops and international contacts. During her tenure as president, SCUP initiated its first satellite telecast workshop in conjunction with PBS. She continues her SCUP volunteer activities and currently serves on the PHE Editorial Review Board, the Sustainability Task Force, and is a member of the Facilities Planning Academy.