SCUP Fellows Program

We Build Leaders in Higher Education Planning

The SCUP Fellows Experience

The SCUP Fellows program is designed to strengthen higher education leaders and help them bring their innovative ideas and pioneering solutions forward. Two SCUP Fellows will be selected in February 2019 through a competitive process. The program fellowship is one year.

Your gifts to The SCUP Fund make this program possible. The SCUP Fund supports research and initiatives that drive innovative ideas and enterprising solutions for higher education viability and vitality. 

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
  • Initiate and complete a research project of their choosing that contributes to SCUP’s knowledge base of integrated planning
  • Share the outcomes of their project with our constituency at the conclusion of their fellowship at SCUP’s annual conference and through a final report

SCUP Fellows Receive

  • Two years of SCUP membership
  • Two registrations to SCUP’s annual conference (one at the start of the Fellows program and one at the end), two hotel nights and a $750 stipend toward each meeting
  • Registration to one workshop of SCUP's Planning Institute series 


Applicants must be employed by a college, university, or the corporate sector throughout the duration of their SCUP Fellow term, and have a letter of recommendation from their employer.

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

Adam Wyatt | 2014 SCUP Fellow | Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Augusta University, and Chair of the SCUP Advancement Committee


2018–2019 Fellows

Jeffrey T.F. Ashley Headshot

Jeffrey T.F. Ashley
Director of the Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

Project Description

SCUP Coaches: 

Danuta A. Nitecki, Dean of Libraries

Drexel University

Nancy Sturm, Principal

The Sextant Group, Inc.

Jeremy Webster

Jeremy Webster
Campus Dean
Ohio University Zanesville

Project Description

SCUP Coaches: 

Linda L. Baer, Senior Consultant

Linda L. Baer Consultant

David N. Cox, Professor

University of Memphis

2017–2018 Fellow

Mahauganee D. Shaw Headshot

Mahauganee D. Shaw
Educator and Researcher

Project Description

SCUP Coach:

Daniel R. Kenney, Principal


2016–2017 Fellow

Nic de Salaberry Headshot

Nic de Salaberry
Director, Planning and Development
Ryerson University

SCUP Coaches

Antonio Calcado, Vice President

Facilities and Capital Planning

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Krisan Osterby, Principal

DLR Group

P3 Performance for Higher Education

Final Report
Annual Conference Presentation (Slideshow)

Thank you! Your Gift to The SCUP Fund Makes this Program Possible

It's because of you! Your tax-deductable contribution to the The SCUP Fund supports the SCUP Fellows Program. SCUP members recognize that the education, engagement, and coaching that SCUP Fellows receive is an investment in their future as education leaders who will advance solutions that address higher education's challenging planning issues.

Every gift matters. Members of SCUP's Advancement Committee thank you for your contribution in any amount. 

For More Information 

Kathleen Benton, Associate Director, Strategic Alliances, Society for College and University Planning, or 734.669.3271.