SCUP 2023 Annual Conference

July 30 - August 1, 2023
Cleveland, OH

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event a huge success!

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Find integrated planning strategies that are breaking down silos and creating sustainable solutions across higher education.

Higher education 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!

Conference Highlights

Sunday Keynote (July 30 | 4:45 PM)

Jonah Berger

Leading Innovation & Effective Culture Change

Jonah Berger
New York Times best-selling author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On, Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior, and The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind

Based on his groundbreaking research on organizational communication and word of mouth, Jonah Berger examines the science behind leading effective change in an era of dramatic technological and business transformation. Why is it so difficult to promote change in the first place? How do you grease the system to make people more likely to adopt positive behaviors and ignore negative ones? How do you push past mental barriers that insist innovative practices are impossible or fraught with risk? Read more about what he will offer.

Tuesday Keynote (August 1 | 4:15 PM)

Challenges to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: Impact on Higher Education Planning

Initiatives that support diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) are under fire in at least 21 states. The breadth of these efforts and their impact on university communities, student success, and long-term planning are not well understood. So, what do these bills and other efforts to restrict DEIB funding mean for higher education, for students, and for planning? The impacts across the campus are far-reaching, from student success to strategic planning, to possibly the built environment. Paulette Granberry Russell, J.D., president of NADOHE will present a high-level perspective, followed by a discussion with college and university leaders. Read more about what they will offer.

Paulette Granberry Russell

Paulette Granberry Russell, J.D. (Presenter)
National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE)

Cristina Alcalde

M. Cristina Alcalde, Ph.D. (Panelist)
Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Professor, Global and Intercultural Studies
Miami University

Leonardo Gonzalez Sangri

Leonardo Gonzalez Sangri (Panelist)
Partner / Global Director for Education Practice, HKS

Robert L. Solomon

Robert L. Solomon, Esq. (Panelist)
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusive Engagement
Case Western Reserve University

Lynn Akey

Lynn Akey (Moderator)
Vice President for Student Success, Analytics, & Integrated Planning
Minnesota State University – Mankato

Explore Cleveland

If you’re looking for entertainment and a bit of history, you’ll want to visit the Playhouse Square (built in 1921). Follow that up with trying one (or all 9) of the most iconic foods in Cleveland. If shopping is more for you, don’t miss a walk through the West Side Market. Cleveland has something for everyone and it’s where you want to be in July! Explore more about Cleveland.

Featured Speakers

Powered Productivity
All About ChatGPT

Beth Ziesenis
Author, Speaker, Nerd

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Strategic Doing: Going Beyond the Plan to Build Purpose

Michael Baston
Cuyahoga Community College

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The Pandemic Ripple Effects
A Long-Term Perspective on Student Success 

Edward Venit
Senior Director of the Student Success Collaborative

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Higher Education in the Age of Climate Crisis

Bryan Alexander
Futurist, Researcher, Writer, Speaker, Consultant, and Teacher
Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC
Author of Universities on Fire: Higher Education in Climate Crisis

Silo-Busters: Advancing Systemic Change in Higher Education through New Campus Collaboration

Chris Moody
Executive Director
American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

Matt Marcial
National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS)

How an Innovative Integrated Approach Propels First-Year Student Success

CortneyJo Sandidge
Associate Vice Provost for Student Success
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Cultural Integration Among Faculty Following University Mergers

David J. Dausey
Executive Vice President and Provost
Duquesne University

Survival of the Fittest: Leveraging Key Financial Metrics and Strategic Decision Making to Achieve Financial Stability

Aaron Meis
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success
Xavier University

Julee Gard
Vice President for Administration & Finance
University of St. Francis

Bringing it (All) Together at Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs): Student Success, Academic Program Development, and Institutional Sustainability

Erik Dutilly
Research and Evaluation Associate
American Indian College Fund

David Sanders
Oglala Lakota
VP for Research, Evaluation and Faculty Development
American Indian College Fund

Natalie Youngbull
Cheyenne & Arapahoe Tribes of Oklahoma
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
University of Oklahoma

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