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.

Walter Scheib

Walter Scheib '20


Email Address:scheibws@gmail.com

Walter Scheib is a 2020 MURP grad and previously was the Associate Investment Director with the Denver-based philanthropy Gary Community Investments. His work focused on philanthropic, place-based investments related to workforce development, housing and transportation for low-income families in the Denver metro area. Gary Community Investments also houses the Shift Research Lab, which strives to provide reliable, unbiased data, research and capacity building to social change organizations that are committed to improving communities across the metro Denver region. Walter also has previous work experience with smart cities, the Internet of Things (IoT) and spatial analysis/GIS, which he incorporated into both his MURP career and ongoing work. Outside of work, Walter enjoys snowboarding, fly fishing, camping, hiking, and all of the other outdoor opportunities that Colorado has to offer.