Southern Regional Conference

October 6-8, 2019
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, Atlanta, GA

Conference Slides

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Plenary Sessions

Building a Culture of High Performance, Accountability, and Continuous Improvement from a University System and Institutional Perspective

Presented by Kyle Marrero

Setting the Table for Strategy and Culture to Dine Together

Presented by Sonia Alvarez

Concurrent Sessions

Disruption is Upon Us: Integrated Planning is Your Superpower

Presented by Nicholas R. Santilli

Educating the Next Generation of Industry Leaders

Presented by Tobias Newham, Christa Slejko, Rusty Vaughn

First-Year Success: Campus Housing Models that Help Students Succeed

Presented by Michele Kane, Trina Mace Learned, Jennifer Stone

From Stymied to STEM Lab: Purdue University’s Master Plan Success

Presented by Michael Gulich, Christine Hrycyna, Alex O’Briant

Inform Planning Through Regional Demographics and Labor Markets

Presented by Russ Deaton, Woody Giles

Integrating Sustainability on Campus: Critical Strategies and Lessons Learned

Presented by Colley Hodges, Michael Mendoza

Lanier Technical College: Delivering a Vision for Tomorrow’s Workforce Education

Presented by Todd Dolson, Mark L. Levine, Ray Perren

Planning for Future Learning: NCA&T Engineering Research and Innovation Complex

Presented by Jeannye Dudley, Dan L. Fields, Andrew Perkins

A Shared Vision: UTSA and San Antonio’s Future Campus

Presented by Ryan Losch, Benjamin Perry

Space Portfolio Planning Partnership

Presented by Jimmie A. Hardin, Jennifer Herazy, Amanda Jones, Roland Muncy

Transforming Student Services: Engaging Students a la Apple

Presented by Lily Berrios, Jeff Floyd, Nathanial Slaton, Devin Stephenson

Welcome to Atlanta!

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The capital of the southeast and a city of the future with strong ties to its past. The old in new Atlanta is the soul of the city, the heritage that enhances the quality of life in a contemporary city.

Think Globally, Connect Locally—Bringing conversations, ideas, and people together. 

Higher education institutions have a profound impact on the communities they support and serve. In our hyper-connected world, it is essential that meaningful relationships develop amongst students, faculty, and the communities in which they engage.

Colleges and universities actively build community connections through many outlets including athletic and artistic performance, public outreach, job training, economic development, and industry partnerships. Campus environments that actively promote academic and social relationships with a focus on creating transformative opportunities, strengthening collaborative partnerships, and positively impacting the economy and society.

Join us in Atlanta, Georgia, where we will explore how the area’s diverse institutions—technical colleges, private colleges, four-year and research universities, and HBCUs—are supporting campus communities and connecting to larger communities through partnerships and engagement.

The SCUP 2019 Southern Regional Conference will bring together innovators and thought leaders who strive to strengthen on-campus relationships and link higher education to ever-expanding networks to promote healthy, engaged, and connected communities near and abroad.

Get ready to be inspired and learn new tools you can apply at your own institution while enjoying the iconic architecture and heritage that the city of Atlanta offers!

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Keynote Speaker

Executive Director, Strategic ConsultingGeorgia Institute of Technology
Gray Hauk Headshot
University HistorianEmory University
Kyle Marrero Headshot
PresidentGeorgia Southern University
Robin Morey Headshot
Vice President, PlanningEmory University
Andrew Yantis
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