Academic journal article Planning for Higher Education

2008 Founders (Casey) Award Recipient-M. Perry Chapman

Academic journal article Planning for Higher Education

2008 Founders (Casey) Award Recipient-M. Perry Chapman

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Purpose of Award

Recipients are selected on the basis of innovative contributions to the improvement of the theory and practice of academic, administrative, financial, facilities, and/or general institutional planning at colleges and universities.

Previous Award Recipients

Rodney Rose, Arthur J. Lidsky, O. Robert Simha, Patrick O'Meara, John D. (Jack) Telfer, Dennis R Jones, Harlan D. Bareither, Clark Kerr, Frederick W. Mayer, Jack E. Robinson, William F. Massy, Hideo Sasaki, Lyman A. Glenny, Richard P. Dober, Marvin W. Peterson, Robert C. Shirley, Thomas R. Mason, George C. Keller, Clinton N. Hewitt, Jack E. Freeman, and Raymond M. Haas.

M. Perry Chapman is the 2008 recipient of SCUP's Founders (casey) Award for Distinguished Achievement in Higher Education Planning. He demonstrates the highly sought-after qualities of K.C. Parsons, charter member of SCUP and its first president. Parsons'-and Chapman's-work always focused on contributing to the community. Parsons measured success by the impact his work had on people using the space or facility he had planned. He was also a strong proponent of mentoring.

Chapman has managed or directed his firm's work at 85 colleges, universities or other educational institutions in 33 states and three foreign countries over 43 years. His work has spanned several cycles of change in campus development from the explosive growth of the '60s, to enrollment and financial retrenchment of the '70s and '80s, to environmental and community renewal today. He has raised the standard of planning theory through his research and analysis of the relationship between the campus as a place and its impact on the learning experience and the sense of community. …

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