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Higher Education Panel
University of Denver - SIE Complex, Maglione Hall
2148 S. High Street
Denver, Colorado 80210
Wednesday, February 08, 2023, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM MDT
Category: Programs

SMPS Colorado is hosting select leaders from some of Colorado’s top campuses to discuss what’s on the top of their lists of needs and project priorities for the upcoming years. Learn about long term university goals and shifting trends in design and construction on Higher Education Campuses. Our distinguished panel of speakers will also provide insight on their procurement processes and what firms can do to better position themselves for upcoming opportunities. Join SMPS Colorado for this interactive discussion and opportunity to connect with key influencers in education.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about current and future projects/plans at Colorado’s institutions
  • Gain insights for procurement process and what institutions look for in an A/E/C provider
  • See shifts in higher education trends, and what higher education institutions are focusing on in years ahead
  • Understand biggest challenges in campus project development


Anthony Durst
Director of Preconstruction
Adolfson & Peterson Construction


Sean Nesbitt
Director of Facilities
Colorado Mountain College

Amy Kirtland
Facility Planner
University of Colorado

Mark Rodgers
Director of Capital Planning and University Architect
University of Denver

Shannon L. Dreyfuss
Vice President | Operations and Campus Development
Colorado Christian University


Parking note: Parking may be added to your registration for $10. Your name will be added to the parking list for February 8. Otherwise, $10 cash will be required for parking. The parking lot is adjacent to Craig Hall. Please see map here.

Ticket Prices
$65 Members
$100 Non-members


CEUs Available: 1, Client & Business Development #3

Note: Only SMPS Colorado Members may register at member pricing. All ticket prices increase $25 on February 4.
Finding it difficult to allocate funds for SMPS programming and/or membership? The Colorado Believes page program is rooted in our core values of learning, commitment, and community through charitable giving, membership sponsorships, scholarships, and industry engagement. This program is also part of our efforts to help diversify membership and help provide opportunities for BIPOC individuals and DBE, WBE, MBE, VBR, and LGBTBE firms to elevate their marketing efforts while helping your company save. Please email SMPS Colorado’s admin for reduced pricing and scholarship opportunities.

If you are a member of another SMPS Chapter and would like a member rate, please email the admin. Job seekers, students, and other new professionals, please visit our Colorado Believes page for details on our student membership programs and professional development scholarship opportunities. Refunds are available if submitted to the admin one week prior to the event.