Academic journal article Planning for Higher Education

2008 Distinguished Service Award Recipient-Joan Racki

Academic journal article Planning for Higher Education

2008 Distinguished Service Award Recipient-Joan Racki

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Purpose of Award

SCUP's Distinguished Service Award recognizes exceptional contributions to the activities and success of SCUR Recipients are nominated and selected on the basis of their contributions to SCUR length of service, and commitment to its purposes, goals, and activities. This award began in 1989.

Previous Award Recipients

Calvert W. Audrain, J. Thomas Bowen, Richard A. Rigterink, The University of Delaware, James L. Murdock, Trudis Heinecke, Brian Nedwek, Rodney Rose, the Space Management Workshop Team: Clinton N. Hewitt, O. Robert Simha, William R. Tibbs, Eliza-beth Anderson, Richard Franz, Margaret M. McDermott, Joanne D. Gate; Daniel K. Paulien, Helen Giles-Gee, David E. Hollowell, John A. Dunn, Ira Fink, Donald M. Norris, Haskin R. Pounds, Marilyn McCoy, The University of Michigan, Marvin W. Peterson, Raymond M. Haas and Jeffrey Holmes.

Joan Racki's career in higher education began with advanced degrees in international relations, followed by administrative work helping run junior year abroad programs. In the mid-1980s she turned to the Society for College and University Planning as the place to meet and learn from others who understand the value of integrated, comprehensive planning-smart planning-for higher education.

Racki is the the society's 2008 Distinguished Service Award recipient. She epitomizes those who serve SCUP in the literally hundreds of mostly low-profile volunteer roles that go into producing the international and regional conferences, our journal, and all of the other things that SCUP does to find, create, and share planning knowledge. She has never held a highly visible position in SCUR but she has been committed to SCUP's vision mission and goals in a variety of leadership for more than 20 years. …

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