The MURP Alumni Association’s mission is to further the enduring educational interests, social diversity, professional development, and charitable support of CU Denver MURP students, alumni, and the communities they serve. MURPAA will encourage participation in the affairs of the College of Architecture and Planning, the University of Colorado Denver, the greater Denver Metropolitan Area, and the Intermountain West.


Our members are involved in many aspects of regional and local planning, including transportation, housing, and sustainability. They are employees of private planning firms, public planning agencies, and non-profit organizations. All of them have dedicated themselves to furthering the success of alumni and students through this alumni association, and the powerful connections individuals and organizations can provide through mentorship, professional support, and scholarship funding.

Membership is open to any University of Colorado (CU) Denver MURP graduate interested in supporting the mission of the Association. The Board of Directors may approve a special membership for non-graduates.


Our Bylaws lay out our mission, requirements for membership, governance structure, duties and responsibilities of board members, and other rules and policies for the organization. You can read our Bylaws here

Leadership, 2020-2021

Meet our current board. Board members represent a diverse skill set and expertise in the planning field. From housing to transportation, working for local government or private planning firms, and everything in between. Board members are responsible for furthering MURPAA’s mission by creating spaces for student and alumni interaction and fostering powerful connections through mentorship, professional support, and scholarship funding.

Eugene Howard

Eugene Howard '13

Alumni Liaison

Eugene Howard is an urban planner with the City and County of Denver. Eugene graduated with honors with a master’s in urban and regional planning in the Fall of 2013. His focus was urban placemaking and transportation. Eugene discovered planning through his volunteer activities and found planning to be the perfect way to connect his interests in architecture, design, transit-oriented development, placemaking and branding into a profession. Eugene believes communities are empowered and benefit most when transportation, land use and the responsible use of natural resources are holistically approached through comprehensive planning and intelligent design.

He has been involved with the Alumni Association since its inception and enjoys supporting the College of Architecture and Planning through the establishment of the Adrienne Balsover Memorial Scholarship that supports women and minorities pursuing graduate degrees in planning, sitting on the CU Denver Alumni Board, and other activities related to CAP and CU Denver.