About Us

CUPA-HR Committees

Executive Committee
  • Chair: Marie Williams (North Carolina State University)
  • Chair-elect: Susan Norton (Augusta University)
  • Past Chair: John Whelan (Indiana University)
  • Treasurer: Jeff Herring (The University of Utah)
  • President and CEO, CUPA-HR (ex officio): Andy Brantley
Budget & Finance Committee
  • Treasurer (Chair): Jeff Herring (The University of Utah)
  • National Board Chair: Marie Williams (North Carolina State University)
  • National Board Chair-elect: Susan Norton (Augusta University)
  • National Board Representative: Kelli Shuman (South Dakota School of Mines and Technology)
  • National Board Representative: Jay Stephens (Kansas State University)
  • National Board Representative: Carl Sorensen (University of Richmond)
  • President and CEO, CUPA-HR: Andy Brantley
  • Vice President and COO, CUPA-HR: Rob Shomaker
  • Director of Finance, CUPA-HR: Glee Wilson
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Steering Committee
  • National Board Representative: John Martin (Princeton University)
  • National Board Representative: Barbara Abercrombie (University of North Texas System)
  • National Board Representative: Sheraine Gilliam-Holmes
  • President and CEO, CUPA-HR: Andy Brantley
  • Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, CUPA-HR: Sissy Meredith
Public Policy Committee
  • Chair: John Martin (Princeton University)
  •  Vice Chair: Jay Stephens (Kansas State University)
  • National Board Representative: Barbara Abercrombie (Texas A&M University)
  • National Board Representative: Leanne Fuller (Auburn University)
  • National Board Representative: Pierre D. Joanis (Bucknell University)
  • National Board Representative: Susan Norton (Augusta University)
  • National Board Representative: Jami Painter (University of Illinois System)
  • National Board Representative: Kelli Shuman (South Dakota School of Mines & Technology)
  • National Board Representative: Vicki Stewart (York College of Pennsylvania)
  • National Board Representative: John Whelan (Indiana University at Bloomington)
  • National Board Representative: Marie Williams (North Carolina State University)
  • Region Board Representative: David Elliott (Arcadia University) — Eastern
  • Region Board Representative: Clint Eury (Pennsylvania State University) – Eastern
  • Region Board Representative: Michelle Fullem (University of Pittsburgh) - Eastern
  • Region Board Representative: Heather Hart (Ivy Tech Community College) —Midwest
  • Region Board Representative: Jennifer Lucas (Gettysburg College) - Eastern
  • Region Board Representative: Sujata Malhotra (City University of New York) - Eastern
  • Region Board Representative: Erik Seastedt (St. Bonaventure University) — Eastern
  • Region Board Representative: Andrew Pena (El Paso Community College)— Western
  • Region Board Representative: Leah Schonfeld (The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina) - Southern
  • Region Board Representative: Kristi Yowell (Frederick Community College)— Eastern
  • CUPA-HR Member: David Blake (California Western School of Law)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Mary Kay Bonilla (Great Falls College)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Yohna Chambers (Texas Christian University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Roberta Dellhime (Brandman University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Leigh Settlemoir Dzwik (Oakland University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Britni Elder (University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Margaret Erickson (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Susan Kaneshiro (Biola University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Rasheda King (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Teresa Lewis (Fuller Theological Seminary)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Shannon McGaughey (Michigan State University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Stephanie Mathews (Quinnipiac University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Mike Noll (University of Maryland, Baltimore)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Sara Peterson (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Julie Petti (State University of New York System Office)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Donna Popovich (The University of Tampa)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Karen Sloan (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Brian Usischon (University of North Carolina General Administration)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Corina Velasquez (University of Florida)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Kelli Wheeler (The University of Arizona)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Liesl Zwicklbauer (State University of New York System Office)
  • President and CEO, CUPA-HR:  Andy Brantley
  • Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, CUPA-HR: Sissy Meredith
  • Vice President and COO, CUPA-HR: Rob Shomaker
  • Chief Government Relations Officer, CUPA-HR: Josh Ulman
  • Government Relations Manager, CUPA-HR: Christi Layman
  • Government Relations Specialist, CUPA-HR: Basil Thomson
  • Survey Researcher, CUPA-HR: Sarah Nadel
Learning & Professional Development Committee
  • Chair: Janet May (Houston Community College)
  • Vice Chair: Vicki Stewart (York College of Pennsylvania)
  • National Board Representative: Renee Hiller (Michigan Technological University)
  • National Board Representative: Jami Painter (University of Illinois System)
  • Region Board Representative: Lynne Adams (Prince George's Community College) —Eastern
  • Region Board Representative: Jennifer Lucas (Gettysburg College) —Eastern
  • Region Board Representative: Heather Hart (Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana-Lafayette) — Midwest
  • Region Board Representative: Jake Lathrop (Michigan State University) — Midwest
  • Region Board Representative: Demetrius Bynes (Georgia Southern University) — Southern
  • Region Board Representative: Brian Powell (Chapman University) — Western
  • CUPA-HR Member: Joy Azikiwe (University of Pennsylvania)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Dave Blake (California Western School of Law)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Adrienne Chiozzi (Boston College)
  • CUPA-HR Member: David Jones (Purdue University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Miranda Jung (Rollins College)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Justin Lacy (Oklahoma State University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Heather Riney (Oregon State University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Erik Smetana (Vanderbilt University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Megan Sumners (Auburn University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Gail Vornholt (Ohio State University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: LaDonna Watts (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)
  • Vice President & CLO: Sissy Meredith
  • Director of Conferences and Events - Operations: Lisa Hill
  • Sr. Manager of LPD: Wes Harmon
  • Sr. Manager of Virtual Learning: Brian Roe
Research Advisory Committee
  • Chair: Susan Norton (Augusta University)
  • Vice Chair: Larry Robertson (Collin County Community College District)
  • National Board Representative: Pierre Joanis (Bucknell University)
  • National Board Representative: Carl Sorensen (University of Richmond)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Rakim Reid (Old Dominion University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Erik Smetana (Vanderbilt University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Micah Thompson (Wichita State University)
  • Vice President and COO, CUPA-HR: Rob Shomaker
  • Director of Research, CUPA-HR: Jackie Bichsel
Corporate Advisory Partners

Membership Includes Senior-Level Representatives From Corporate Members/Partners

  • Kurt Ackman: National Director, Higher Education, Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
  • Sarah Forbes: Vice President, PageUp
  • Sara Gillespie: Senior Director, National Advocacy, TIAA
  • John Ikenberry: President, HigherEdJobs
  • Kelly Jones: Senior Vice President, Higher Education Practice Leader, Sibson Consulting
  • Heather Murray: Director of Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education, PeopleAdmin
  • Mike Rask: Higher Education Practice Leader, Aon
  • Lynn Rodman: Marketing and Product Consultant, Fidelity Investments
  • Brodie Wood: Senior Vice President, Healthcare and Education Markets, Voya Financial, Inc.