The Society of College and University Planning (SCUP) recently celebrated their 50th anniversary as an organization at their annual conference held in Chicago earlier in July. The conference focused on exploring ways to strengthen and transform higher education. The SCUP community consists of senior higher education leaders who are responsible for integrating planning on their campuses, and the professionals who support them. SCUP members strive to integrate their institution’s mission into their academic plan, and then seek to integrate all other kinds of planning on campus in support of the academic plan.
TSW’s Woody Giles, who serves as the Membership Chair for the Southern Region of SCUP, was among the many graduates of the SCUP Planning Institute who attended the conference. Woody and his fellow SCUP graduates were able to connect and collaborate with other members, sharing ideas and best practices on how to strengthen and transform higher education.
While the conference was filled with sessions and seminars focused on higher education planning, Woody was able to inject some fun into the event by leading the musical group, Woody and the SCUPettes. The group performed some catchy tunes, including “Stop in the Name of SCUP” and “My SCUP…Talkin’ Bout My SCUP,” which was enjoyed by all in attendance.
The SCUP conference provided an excellent opportunity for members to network, share ideas, and explore ways to strengthen and transform higher education. Woody and his fellow SCUP graduates, as well as other attendees, gained valuable insights and strategies to help them succeed in their roles and make a positive impact on their respective institutions. Overall, the SCUP conference was a resounding success, and the organization is sure to continue to play a vital role in shaping the future of higher education planning.
Society of College and University Planning (SCUP)