SCUP Fellows Program

We Build Leaders in Higher Education Planning

The SCUP Fellows application process is now open. The deadline is January 31, 2018.  If you have question, please contact Kathy Benton at or by phone at 734-669-3271. 

The SCUP Fellows Program is an excellent opportunity for higher education practitioners in the planning arena to benefit from the broad range of professionals. This program can prove invaluable to one’s personal career advancement and their ability to contribute to the growth and resolution of issues that impact higher education in this country, and internationally.
Ivan Banks | Director, Center for Educator Preparation and Certification Services | Alabama A&M University | Chair, SCUP Professional Development Committee

  1. Step 1: Please read the SCUP Fellow Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  2. Step 2: Use the Applications Questions Worksheet to draft your application (doc).
  3. Step 3: Complete the online application form

IMPORTANT: Receipt of your application will be confirmed immediately by automatic email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact or call 734-669-3271.

The Fellows Experience

The SCUP Fellows Award, supported by the Annual Fund, is designed to build emerging higher education leaders and to help them bring their innovative ideas and pioneering solutions forward. Two Fellows are selected annually through a competitive process. The program fellowship is one year. 

SCUP Fellows:

  • Network with higher education leaders who focus on emerging best planning practices
  • Are coached by SCUP members to expand their knowledge of planning and to build their professional networks
  • Contribute to SCUP’s higher education knowledge base of integrated planning through a project of their own choosing
  • Share the outcomes of their project with our constituency at the conclusion of their fellowship at SCUP’s annual, international conference and through other SCUP resources 

SCUP Fellows Receive

  • One year of SCUP membership
  • Two full-conference registrations to SCUP’s annual conference (one at the start of the fellows program and one at the end), two hotel nights for each of the two meetings, plus a $750 stipend toward each meeting.
  • Registration to SCUP’s Planning Institute 1, or Planning Institute 2 (if a Fellow has already attended the pre-requisite Planning Institute 1)


  • Employed by a college or university throughout the duration of the SCUP Fellow year. 

The Fellows program has helped me advance my career & continues to provide entree into national and international discussions on higher education's future.

Adam Wyatt | 2014 SCUP Fellow | Director, Academic Programs | Georgia Regents University, and Chair, SCUP Advancement Committee

2017–2018 SCUP Fellows

Congratulations to our newest SCUP Fellows!

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Diane R. Dean
Associate Professor, Higher Education Administration and Policy
Illinois State University

Project Description
(Diane's research will begin in 2018)

Mahauganee D. Shaw Headshot

Mahauganee D. Shaw
Educator and Researcher

Project Description

2016–2017 SCUP Fellows

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Nic de Salaberry
Director, Planning and Development
Ryerson University

Project Description

Antonio Calcado
Executive Vice President for Strategic Planning and Operations and Chief Operating Officer
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Krisan Osterby
Campus Planning Practice Leader

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Ginelle Lang
Planner, Facilities Management
Brown University

Project Description

Howard Wertheimer
Assistant Vice President, Capital Planning & Space Management
Georgia Institute of Technology

Support the SCUP Fellows Program Through the Annual Fund 

Your tax-deductable contribution to the SCUP Annual Fund in any amount supports the SCUP Fellows Program. You make it possible for emerging planning leaders to advance solutions that address higher education's challenging planning issues.

Your gift in any amount to the SCUP Annual Fund is enthusiastically welcomed by the members of SCUP's Advancement Committee. Thank you! 

Questions or Assistance? 

Kathleen Benton, Associate Director, Strategic Alliances, Society for College and University Planning