Student Planning Association


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General SPA Email:

Faculty Advisor: Guoqiang Shen

Phone: (817) 614-3577

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The Student Planning Association (SPA) is a registered student organization and an APA recognized Planning Student Organization with the American Planning Association. SPA is an inclusive organization committed to the potential of City and Regional Planning students and related fields by advocating excellence in planning through networking and volunteer opportunities, social events, and academic and professional skill-building activities.

Participating in the SPA is a rewarding activity. Active members have the opportunity to work closely with faculty and fellow students outside of the classroom, address student advocacy concerns, gain valuable information through professional site tours, access scholarship and internship information, and connect with neighboring communities and network with planning professionals. Join us and make the most of your educational experience. SPA is open to all UTA students with an interest in planning. SPA meets three to five times per year and engages in a variety of activities including networking opportunities with professional planners in the metroplex, as well as hosting outside and faculty speakers, issue forums, and documentary film screenings. 

2022-2023 Officers


Name and Email

President Joshua Newton
Faculty Advisor Ivonne Audirac
VP Regional Programming Chair APATX Midwest Section Brian Campbell 
VP Regional Programming Chair APATX North Central Section  Ladan Mozaffarian
VP Economic Development (Treasurer) Brian Campbell 
VP Community Development Irene Vu