Executive Committee
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The officers of the association comprise the Executive Committee. The purposes of the Executive Committee are to: review, appraise, and set the Governing Board agenda; propose a budget; and undertake other actions as are deemed necessary for the successful accomplishment of the Association’s goals. The Executive Committee meets at least twice a year in addition to participating in Governing Board meetings. These meetings are generally 4-6 weeks before the Governing Board meetings.

Lois Takahashi
Immediate Past


Weiping Wu


Marlon Boarnet
Vice President/


Joe Grengs





  • President [Fall 2017 - Fall 2019] Weiping Wu, Columbia University, weiping.wu@columbia.edu
  • Immediate Past President [Fall 2017 - Fall 2018] Lois Takahashi, University of California, Los Angeles, takahash@ucla.edu
  • Vice President/President-Elect [Fall 2017 - Fall 2019] Marlon Boarnet, University of Southern California, boarnet@usc.edu
  • Secretary [Fall 2017 - Fall 2019] Carissa Slotterback,  University of Minnesota, schiv005@umn.edu
  • Treasurer [2017 - Fall 2019] Joseph Grengs, University of Michigan, grengs@umich.edu


Past Officers Beginning with 1959-1960


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.


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