About the Consultants

The Campus Master Plan that was approved by the Board of Regents in May 2005 has been aggressively followed.  In fact, we have completed 67% of the projects in the implementation plan and have several more in design or construction at this time as evidenced by all the construction fencing and project sites.  Because of this, we felt the master plan needed to be re-evaluated and updated to guide us thru the remaining 5 years of the plan. 

Broaddus Planning

Broaddus Planning, already under contract with the Texas State University System office, is helping us with the update.

We are fortunate in that Mr. Stephen Coulston was the project manager for our 2006-2015 Master Plan.  Mr. Coulston is a registered architect and the Vice President of Broaddus Planning.  Stephen brings almost twenty years of experience in planning and project management of programs for higher education, institutional, research, medical and government clients to the team. He coordinates the firm’s efforts ranging from strategic planning to campus master planning to specific functional facility space programs. Recognized for his unique listening, processing and facilitation skills, Stephen’s experience interfacing directly with owners and key stakeholder groups is an asset in maintaining effective lines of communication throughout the project.  Stephen holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Texas Tech University. He has written and contributed to numerous articles and publications, and has been a guest speaker and panelist at conferences and symposia throughout the country.  

Mr. Chris Rice, AIA, a registered Architect and Director of Planning with Broaddus Planning, has more than twenty-three years of experience in design and planning. He has led master planning efforts on projects including small private colleges, large research universities, university hospitals, and town-gown urban districts. Mr. Rice has degrees in Architecture from UT Arlington and a Masters from the University of Maryland, where he also was a professor of Architecture for ten years. Prior to moving to Texas, Mr. Rice worked for Ayers/Saint/Gross in Baltimore where he was a Senior Associate in the planning studio. Mr. Rice brings a unique perspective to our master planning team, having also prepared plans for urban campus communities including the University of Wisconsin, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina, Duke University, Emory University, Old Dominion University, University of Arizona, Arizona State and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and U.T. Brownsville.

Ms. Catherine Sckerl, LEED AP, is an Associate for Broaddus Planning.  Ms. Sckerl has experience throughout the planning process, from early project coordination and scope development through analysis, refinement and implementation.  While at Broaddus Planning, Ms. Sckerl has worked in both university and town planning projects, focusing on issues of sustainability and regeneration in processes, policies, and the environment.  She holds a Master of Architecture & Bachelor of Architecture from Tulane University and a Master of Art International Studies in Vernacular Architecture from Oxford-Brookes University in England.  Ms. Sckerl has published and presented papers internationally.

Transportation System Symposium Consultants

Rodney Weis currently serves as Executive Director of Facilities Services at Texas A&M University.  However, prior to this appointment, Rod served as Executive Director of Transportation Services at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas since September, 2002.  He also served as director of Parking and Transportation Services at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta Georgia, director of  campus parking and associate director for project planning and facilities management at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where he had served as the director of campus parking, and also worked as operations director for the Lexington Kentucky Transit Authority and the Ames Transit Agency in Ames, Iowa.   He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in community and regional planning from Iowa State University in 1991 and a MBA at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1997.  Rod is a recognized leader in the parking and transportation industry, serving on the Texas Parking Association Board, as President of the Midwest Campus Parking Association, is a member of the International Parking Institute’s Board of Advisors, and is a member of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services and the Association for Commuter Transportation as well as other professional associations.

Shawn Turner is a Senior Research Engineer for the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) in College Station, Texas. In his 18 years at TTI, Shawn has been involved in a variety of pedestrian and bicyclist safety activities, from advising federal agencies on a national research agenda, to lecturing in university courses on pedestrian and bicycle transportation, to instructing bicycle safety classes in his local community.  Mr. Turner received degrees in Civil Engineering from Penn State and Texas A&M Universities.  He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and a League Cycling Instructor with the League of American Bicyclists.

Bill Martin has 32 years of experience in transportation planning and engineering and is currently a principle with Martin/Alexiou/Bryson from Raleigh, North Carolina.  He manages complex, multimodal transportation studies at the regional and corridor levels.  He also manages the development of campus transportation plans that include the analysis of parking, transit, bicycle, pedestrian and traffic systems.  Bill is considered an expert nationally in travel demand analysis and forecasting.  He is currently managing the development of traffic forecasts for multiple toll road projects in North Carolina. He has conducted needs’ studies, feasibility analyses, and prepared patronage estimates for major public transportation investments, such as commuter rail and light rail transit systems in several states.  Prior to consulting, Bill was a Senior Transportation Manager with the FHWA, where he provided technical assistance and training in transportation planning methods to Federal, State, and local transportation agencies.  Bill received his bachelors and masters degrees in civil engineering from North Carolina State University and is a professional registered engineer.  He has developed Campus Transportation Plans for University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Texas at El Paso, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC; University of Illinois Multimodal Transportation Plan, Urbana, IL; James Madison University Multimodal Transportation Plan, Harrisonburg, VA; University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; among others.

Utilities and Communication Infrastructure

Jerry Schuett, P.E., is a Principal at the consulting firm Affiliated Engineers, where he has worked for 33 years.  During that time, he has developed and continues to lead the company’s energy and utility infrastructure group, which focuses on utility generation and distribution systems. Jerry has designed and implemented successful, large-scale central utility plants, master plans, and utility distribution systems for university campuses across the country. He has become an expert on renewable and alternative fuel option analysis for large-scale energy users. Mr. Schuett is a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture & building construction engineering technology.  Jerry has been involved in a number of major projects throughout his career, including:  Utility Master Plans for UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Wisconsin, Oklahoma State University and Virginia Tech University to name a few and most recently, Jerry helped prepared Climate Action plans for major Universities including Cornell University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Duke University.
Raymond E. DuBose, P.E., received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has 40 years of mechanical engineering experience, including 35 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in energy services. At the University, he served as Cogeneration Systems Manager for 22 years.  He is currently the Director for Energy Services, a department of 150 employees with responsibility for campus utilities, central energy plants, water, wastewater, storm water, and reclaimed water. 
He has been an active member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA) for the past 23 years. He served as a Director on the IDEA Board for 10 years, including terms as Chair and Vice Chair.  In 2003, he received the Norm Taylor Award, IDEA’s highest recognition of service to the district energy industry.  He has made numerous technical presentations at IDEA conferences and also presented at SRAPPA, BOMA, and CIBO.  His most recent presentation was “Fuel Flexibility for a Growing Campus” at the 2009 IDEA Annual Conference and Trade Show in Washington, D.C.  He served on the National Research Council Committee on the Architect of the Capitol Power Plant.  He was a founding member of the UNC-Chapel Hill Sustainability Coalition and is an active member of the UNC-Chapel Hill Vice Chancellor’s Sustainability Advisory Committee.  He is a Co-chair of the Higher Education Committee of the American Council of Renewable Energy.  He is a member of Professional Engineers of North Carolina.  He has been a Registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina since 1977.
David Haley, Chief Executive Officer of Acuity, is a recognized communication infrastructure expert in the industry.  As an industry leader, Mr. Haley is sought after as a speaker for organizations such as AIA, CLE, GSIC as well as by major manufacturers for product development. David has over thirty years of field experience that has provided him with a broad technological background.  David holds a long list of certifications, extensive field and consulting experience developing and implementing Campus Master Plans, Migration Strategies, Technology Budgets, Installation Sequencing Schedules and Campus Designs. Mr. Haley is also skilled in planning and designing specialized Technology spaces such as Data Centers, NOCs, production and R&D Labs including HVAC, Electrical and Fire Suppression systems.  Mr. Haley spent a decade with Southwestern Bell Telephone as an expert in voice & data systems, outside plant, and systems migration strategies.  The next 5 years, Mr. Haley assumed responsibilities as the Telecom Engineer and Project Manager for Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant for Texas Utilities.  David has over 15 years consulting across many business and technology platforms.  This experience has allowed David to apply that knowledge and provide sound advice and solutions for University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at San Antonio, Lamar University, Texas Tech, Concordia University as well as Texas State.


Danny Sniff is currently the Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning at the University of Georgia.  Over the past fifteen years his office has administered over 1.8 billion dollars in new construction or renovated space.  In his capacity as the campus architect he has overseen a 40% increase in building square footage added to the physical plant.  Danny is a registered architect with degrees in: Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Business Administration, Master of Landscape Architecture, Masters of Historic Preservation and is currently a Doctoral candidate in Higher Education Management and Policy.
Jim W. Morrison serves as Director of Strategic Planning and Campus Sustainability at the University of Mississippi.   Jim leads the Office of Strategic Planning in the advancement of the University’s strategic planning objectives by providing leadership and guidance in the areas of academic planning and operations, policy development, and institutional analysis in support of university planning priorities.  Jim also oversees the Office of Sustainability and provides leadership and strategic direction for the UM Green Initiative. He is responsible for developing, implementing, and administering programs and initiatives that will help the University of Mississippi improve its operational efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases as outlined in the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment.  Prior to joining Ole Miss in September of 2007, Jim worked for Huron Consulting Group, an operational and strategic consulting firm out of Chicago, Illinois.  At Huron, Jim assisted major research institutions on projects related to operational and financial analysis, academic research, policy and governance, and institutional strategic planning.  Jim holds a BBA in managerial finance from Ole Miss and masters in higher education administration from Columbia University.