Higher Education Human Resource Awards

The nomination deadline for the 2017 awards has passed. This year's awards will be presented at the CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo, September 16-18, in San Diego, California.


HR Excellence Award

Sponsored by VALIC

You must submit your nomination for this award to your region’s board. This regional and national award honors transformative HR work in higher education, recognizing teams or individuals who have provided HR leadership resulting in significant and ongoing organizational change within their institutions. Through the generous support of VALIC, CUPA-HR will make a $1,000 contribution to each regional recipient’s institution and a $3,000 contribution to the national recipient’s institution.

The national recipient is selected from the four regional recipients. Visit your region’s website for details.

  • Eastern Region (Nomination deadline has passed.)
  • Midwest Region (Nomination deadline has passed.)
  • Southern Region (Nomination deadline has passed.)
  • Western Region (Nomination deadline has passed.)

Eligibility Note: Individuals who are employed by the association, individuals who serve on the CUPA-HR national board of directors, and the institutions of those directors are not eligible to be nominated or selected for awards during their terms of service.