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New Haven CT

North Atlantic Regional Conference

March 8-10, 2020
New Haven, CT

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Conference Theme

The SCUP 2020 North Atlantic Regional Conference is coming to New Haven, CT, to celebrate and showcase the region’s fine institutions while hosting a conference devoted to: Finding Your Niche: Institutional Strategies to Survive and Thrive.

In an environment where enrollment, retention, and other financial challenges are creating stress for institutions and even forcing some to close, others have recognized new opportunities and found success by understanding and capitalizing on market shifts and their own uniqueness. Finding the right niche may involve expanding into a satellite campus to support new programs or increasing enrollment or research. Alternatively, an institution may require consolidating into tested and trusted programs to maintain academic quality or even transforming curriculum or culture to better serve—and possibly expand—its established student base.

New Haven’s diverse group of colleges and universities each has a distinct identity, history, and constituency, in effect serving as a microcosm of the national higher education environment. Institutions today—in New Haven and across the wider North Atlantic region—are pursuing different strategies to respond to current circumstances while meeting critical planning objectives.

Join us in New Haven for a conference devoted to showcasing how institutions survive and thrive by finding their niche in the education market.

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Keynote Speakers

PresidentSouthern Connecticut State University
Principal and FounderDemographic Perspectives
Carolina Cudemus SCUP North Atlantic Keynote Speaker
Director of Design and Construction ManagementUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
Director for University Planning and Facilities OperationsYale University
Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial OfficerUniversity of Connecticut
Michelle Maheu
Director for Planning, Design & ConstructionWellesley College
Dean of Institutional Equity and InclusionConnecticut College
Director Priority Implementation and Assessment, Student & Campus LifeCornell University
Director of Project Architecture and DesignYale University
ProvostYale University
Retired Director of University PlanningYale University

Regional Sponsors


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Silver Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsor

Elkus Manfredi