Associate Director, Strategic Alliances
(Ann Arbor, MI) The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), the leading planning association in higher education, has announced three new board members. Sarah Cantrell, assistant vice-president at York University, Paul Pusecker, chief administrative officer at the University of Delaware, and Hannah Stewart-Gambino, a professor at Lafayette College. They were elected by the association’s membership for a three-year term starting in July 2017.
“We’re delighted to welcome these exceptional leaders to our SCUP board,” said Mike Moss, SCUP President. “They are strategic thinkers with unique insights who will contribute to our association’s future direction and success.”
Sarah Cantrell is the assistant vice-president in the Office of Institutional Planning and Analysis, which is part of the Division of Vice-President Academic & Provost at York University in Toronto, Ontario. Cantrell has over 20 years of higher education experience in integrated resource planning, data systems integration, large budget planning, enrollment planning, capital planning, and academic program and strategic planning. Throughout her career, she has managed large, complex projects with multiple stakeholders and has been a driver of institutional and faculty-level change initiatives. At York, she led the restructuring of the integrated planning and institutional research functions toward a stronger culture of performance and accountability through evidencebased decision making. She has been widely active in SCUP as chair of the SCUP Professional Development Committee, a member of the Annual Conference Program Committee, and a member of the SCUP Council. She earned her bachelor’s degree in applied science from the University of Guelph and her master’s in education from the University of Toronto.
Paul Pusecker is the chief administrative officer in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Delaware (UD) and will serve as treasurer on the SCUP board. At UD, he oversees all HR/labor relations activities of the college; administers the dean’s $225M annual budget; manages the usage, renovation, and capital construction of 40 buildings across campus; oversees the informational technology assets for the college; and assists the dean and associate deans in the planning and strategic operations for 49 departments, programs, and centers that serve 8,700 undergraduate and graduate students. He has led a variety of initiatives at the university, including many HR-related reforms and facilities initiatives. Pusecker has served on the SCUP Professional Development Committee and has been a long-term member of the Mid-Atlantic regional council, currently serving as the council chair. He also serves on the SCUP Council and is a facilitator for SCUP’s Planning Institute. He has a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University and a master’s degree in social psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining UD, he served in the U.S. Army as a personnel officer, retiring as a lieutenant colonel with over 20 years of active duty service.
Hannah Stewart-Gambino is a professor of international affairs and government & law at Lafayette College. She is also the director of the Lehigh Valley Research Consortium for the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges. A political scientist, she is the author or editor of four books and multiple peer-reviewed articles and has published in areas related to strategic planning, curricular development, and higher education administration. She worked as a strategic planning consultant for the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Forum for Education Abroad, and several campuses and has served on steering committees for accreditation processes at Lehigh University and Lafayette College. Prior to her current position, she was dean of the college and strengthened their global education initiatives, strategic planning, and community engagement. Before her move to Lafayette College, she served as associate dean for faculty development in Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University. Stewart-Gambino has served on SCUP’s Planning Academies and is a facilitator for the SCUP Planning Institute. Her bachelor’s degree is from Converse College with a master’s and doctorate in political science from Duke University.
About the Society for College and University Planning
The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) is a nonprofit association of 5,000+ higher education leaders responsible for the integration of planning on their campuses and for the professionals who support them. For more information, visit www.scup.org.