Southern Regional Council

Regional councils are where planning comes together, inspiring members to think globally, and act locally. Grown out of the need to support membership, learning, and event development, the five SCUP regions create member connections, while supporting the development of today and tomorrow’s planning leaders.

The Southern Regional Council represents members from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mexico, Mississippi, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Central and South America.

The Southern Regional Council’s work supports SCUP’s strategic plan adopted by the board of directors. The Council’s efforts support the following initiatives:

Engage our Communities in Creating and Delivering Value

  • Strategy: Engagement – Enhance and expand opportunities to connect individuals, institutions, and organizations that advance higher education.

Deliver Learning that Strengthens and Transforms Higher Education Planning

  • Strategy: Individual Learning – Develop, implement, and continually improve a personalized and competency-driven portfolio of learning products.
  • Strategy: Institutional Support – Develop, implement, and continually improve services to develop institutional planning capabilities.

Enhance Value of the Society through Visibility, Outreach and Strategic Partnerships

  • Strategy: Outreach – Develop a framework to connect and engage with a diverse and dynamic array of institutions and corporations.
At-Large MemberRegional Vice ChancellorUniversity of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
Sarasota, FL
Gita Gardner
At-Large MemberPresidentHendessi & Associates
Atlanta, GA
Woody Giles
At-Large MemberCommunity PlannerTSW
Atlanta, GA
Adem Gusa
At-Large MemberAssistant Director of Planning & DesignDuke University
Durham, NC
Jana Hartenstine
At-Large DirectorAssociate PrincipalWatson Tate Savory, Inc.
Kimberly Hickson
At-Large MemberPrincipalPerkins+Will
Houston, TX
Ken Higa
At-Large MemberAssociate PrincipalThe Beck Group
Atlanta, GA
At-Large DirectorDirector of Planning - Campus ArchitectUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Membership ChairAcademic Market Sector ManagerPage
Austin, TX
Lee Jarboe
At-Large MemberVice PresidentJE Dunn Construction
Atlanta, GA
Elsa Pena
At-Large MemberUniversity ArchitectUniversity of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA
Andy Powers
Regional ChairDirector of DesignThe University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
Robert Rawski
Sponsorship Co-Chair
Austin, TX
Randy Simon Headshot
At-Large DirectorDirector of Facilities Planning and OperationsEmory University
Atlanta, GA
Adam Wyatt
At-Large MemberAssociate Professor for Integrated Medical ScienceFlorida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL