SCUP 2022 Annual Conference in Long Beach

SCUP 2022 Annual Conference

July 24-26, 2022
Long Beach, CA

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this conference a success!

Join us next year in Cleveland, OH.
SCUP 2023
(call for proposals is open from Oct 25-Dec 6)
July 30–August 1, 2023

Access available session recordings and slides on the program page.

Where Planning Comes Together.

This is it!

“The content of every session I attended was excellent, well presented and stimulating….overall leaving a stronger impression of what the SCUP community offers…”
Past Attendee

This is where leaders from across the country and across the campus will come together to share their best integrated planning strategies – leading the way to a path of student success and a bright future for higher education. We want you to be part of it!

The SCUP AC Experience.

You’ll spend 3 days unpacking some of the latest topics such as DEI, post-pandemic the “new normal”, and wellness along with lessons learned over the last 2 years. You’ll walk away with the confidence and tools to begin tough conversations, dig into current practices, and lead your institution toward a culture of integrated planning. We can’t leave out the best part – the people! You’ll meet leaders who are early in their career and seasoned and from all across the campus: academic planning, budget and resource planning, facilities planning, strategic planning, and more!

Be Intentional.

Make this the year to infuse the foundations of integrated planning in your department, unit, and campus-wide! The SCUP Planning Institute will be offered as a pre-and post-conference workshop. Use these workshops to take a deeper dive into the practices that will help sustain your institution and bolster a culture of integrated planning on campus.

The Planning Doesn’t Stop in Long Beach.

If you’re new to SCUP, use this as a launching pad to build relationships with leaders all across the campus and the country. If SCUP has been your community for years, use this time to connect (or re-connect) with at least one person from every planning discipline. Regardless of where we are, we are all facing common issues and crafting creative ways to solve them. Maximize your processes and strategies by breaking down traditional boundaries and creating new partnerships! The SCUP community is here to help!

Registration Information

Share SCUP 2022 with a colleague.
Special Pricing Applied.

When you register for the full conference, you can invite as many colleagues from your firm or institution to join you for a special discount ($825 full conference or $540 single-day). See registration page for details.

Program Highlights


Adaptation Advantage:
Leading in a Post-Pandemic World


Heather McGowan - Keynote speaker at SCUP 2022 in Long Beach CA

Heather McGowan
Future of Work Strategist, 2017 Global LinkedIn Top Voice for Education
Read Heather’s bio.


Learning and Work:
Redefining Workforce Development for Impact


Sunita Cooke
Superintendent and President
MiraCosta College
Read Sunita’s full bio

Linda L. Baer
Principal, Strategic Initiatives, Former Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Lynn Priddy
President & CEO
Claremont Lincoln University
Read Lynn’s full bio.

Phillip Washington
Denver International Airport
Read Phillip’s full bio.

Featured Sessions

  • Leading with Equity in the Planning Process

    Presented by: Frances Teves Associate Vice President, Government and External Affairs California State Polytechnic University, Pomona | Daniel K. Cairo Assistant Vice President, Equity Diversity and Inclusion, The University of Utah

  • The Role of Higher Education in Support of Climate Justice and Action

    Presented by: Michael McCormick, Partnerships Lead, Founder & President, Farallon Strategies, LLC | Megha Sinha, Principal, Urban Design and Planning, NBBJ | Meghan Fay Zahniser, Executive Director, The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) | Natale A. Zappia, Director, Institute for Sustainability Associate Professor, Department of History California State University, Northridge

  • Weaving Planning & Accreditation Together for Action

    Presented by: Jamienne S. Studley, President, WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) | Lynn Akey, Vice President for Student Success, Analytics and Integrated Planning, Minnesota State University-Mankato

  • Planning for the Entrepreneurial College of the Future: Focusing on Inclusion, Innovation, and Silo Busting

    Presented by: Rebecca Corbin, President & CEO, National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) | Lisa Kiplinger-Kennedy, Regional Director of Business & Entrepreneurship, Inland Empire Desert Regional Consortium | Bryan Mattimore, Co-Founder and “Chief Idea Guy”, Growth Engine Company

  • Shifting Mindsets Spark Innovation in Academic Workplace Design

    Presented by: Deborah Shepley, Principal, Gensler | Lev Gonick, Chief Information Officer, Arizona State University | Niraj Dangoria, Associate Dean Facilities Planning, Stanford University | Dave Broz, Faculty (Practitioner in Residence), Columbia College Chicago

  • Higher Ed in Washington DC: The Administration, Congress, Colleges and Students

    Presented by: Terry Hartle, Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs, American Council on Education

  • Post-pandemic Visioning: Community Engagement for Strategic Planning Insights

    Presented by: Cara Kreit, English Faculty & Education Planning Committee Co-Chair, College of Marin

  • Using SCUPs Campus Facilities Inventory (CFI) to Inform Your Integrated Planning

    Presented by: Allan Donnelly, Associate Director, brightspot strategy | Elliot Felix, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, brightspot strategy

  • Strategic Framework for Student Success

    Presented by: Bonita J. Brown, Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Northern Kentucky University

60+ Concurrent Sessions

Whether your main responsibilities focus on academic, resource and budget, institutional direction, or campus planning SCUP’s sessions will give you insight on how leaders are crossing traditional boundaries to create new solutions. Maximize your impact by expanding your knowledge!

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8 Beautiful California Tours

Tour of some of California’s most beautifully designed spaces. Featuring mid-century inspiration, a maker space, master campus planning, sustainable solutions, and vibrant student spaces, our tours cover the campuses of CalTech, CSU Long Beach and Los Angeles, USC, and UC Irvine. We even added an architectural bike tour of Los Angeles for good measure.

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SCUP 2022 Annual Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

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