About Us

CUPA-HR Committees

Executive Committee
  • Chair: Jeff Herring (The University of Utah) 
  • Chair-elect: Jay Stephens (Kansas State University) 
  • Past Chair: Susan Norton (Augusta University) 
  • Treasurer: Kelli Shuman (Elon University) 
  • President and CEO, CUPA-HR (ex officio): Andy Brantley
Budget & Finance Committee
  • Treasurer (Chair): Kelli Shuman (South Dakota School of Mines and Technology)
  • National Board Chair: Jeff Herring (The University of Utah)
  • National Board Chair-elect: Jay Stephens (Kansas State University)
  • National Board Representative: Renee Hiller (Michigan Technological University)
  • National Board Representative: Robyn Salvo (Monmouth University)
  • National Board Representative: Carl Sorensen (University of Richmond)
  • President and CEO, CUPA-HR: Andy Brantley
  • Senior Vice President, CUPA-HR: Rob Shomaker
  • Director of Finance, CUPA-HR: Wendy Lampkin
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Steering Committee
  • National Board Representative: Christina Brogdon (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University)
  • National Board Representative: Sheraine Gilliam-Holmes (University of North Texas System)
  • National Board Representative: Heather Hart (Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana-Lafayette)
  • National Board Representative: EK Hudson (Florida International University)
  • President and CEO, Andy Brantley (CUPA-HR)
Governance Task Force
  • Co-Chair: Jay Stephens (Kansas State University)
  • Co-Chair: Rob Shomaker (CUPA-HR)
  • National Board Representative: Amanda Bailey (Boston University)
  • National Board Representative: Christina Brogdon (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University)
  • National Board Representative: Theresa Elliot-Cheslek (Washington State University)
  • National Board Representative: Renee Hiller (Michigan Technological University)
  • National Board Representative: Erik Smetana (Vanderbilt University)
Public Policy Committee
  • Chair: Jay Stephens (Kansas State University)
  • National Board Representative: EK Hudson (Florida International)
  • National Board Representative: Susan Norton (Augusta University)
  • National Board Representative: Jami Painter (University of Illinois System)
  • National Board Representative: Robyn Salvo (Monmouth University)
  • National Board Representative: Kelli Shuman (South Dakota School of Mines & Technology)
  • National Board Representative: Krisi Yowell (Goucher College)
  • Region Board Representative: Bill Brady (University of Massachusetts) – Eastern
  • Region Board Representative: Melanie DeSantis (Franklin & Marshall College) – Eastern
  • Region Board Representative: Britni Elder (University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College) – Southern
  • Region Board Representative: Donna Henry (University of Kentucky) – Southern
  • Region Board Representative: Darren Hoff (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities) – Midwest
  • Region Board Representative: Sujata Malhotra (City University of New York) – Eastern
  • CUPA-HR Member: Autumn Amadou-Blegen (Minneapolis College of Art and Design)
  • 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: Carmen Garcia (Texas A&M University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Julie Hunt (The University of Tennessee System)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Teresa Lewis (Fuller Theological Seminary)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Shannon McGaughey (Michigan State University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Anali Makoui (Chapman University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: David Muusz (University of Michigan)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Julie Petti (State University of New York System Office)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Jason Pettigrew (Presentation College)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Larry Roberston (Collin County Community College District)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Anna Spragg (Quinnipiac University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Vicki Stewart (York College of Pennsylvania)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Laurita Thomas (American Research Universities Human Resource Institute)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Krista Vaught (Vanderbilt University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Brian Usischon (University of North Carolina General Administration)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Corina Velasquez (University of Florida)
  • President and CEO, CUPA-HR:  Andy Brantley
  • Senior Vice President, CUPA-HR: Rob Shomaker
  • Chief Government Relations Officer, CUPA-HR: Josh Ulman
  • Government Relations Team, CUPA-HR: Bailey Graves
  • Government Relations Team, CUPA-HR: Basil Thomson
Learning & Professional Development Committee
  • Chair: Jami Painter (University of Illinois System)
  • Vice Chair: Robyn Salvo (Monmouth University)
  • National Board Representative: Amanda Bailey (Boston University)
  • National Board Representative: Kristi Yowell (Goucher College)
  • Region Board Representative: Lynne Adams (Prince George’s Community College) — Eastern
  • Region Board Representative: Jennifer Addleman (Rollins College) — Southern
  • Region Board Representative: Darrell Easley (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) — Southern
  • Region Board Representative: Adriene Hobdy (Montgomery County Community College) — Eastern
  • Region Board Representative: Sheri Jungman (University of Colorado System Office) — Western
  • Region Board Representative: Justin Lacy (University of Illinois System) — Midwest
  • Region Board Representative: Jake Lathrop (Michigan State University) — Midwest
  • Region Board Representative: Michael Noll (University of Maryland, Baltimore) — Eastern
  • Region Board Representative: Connie Putland (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater) — Midwest
  • CUPA-HR Member: Aaron Copley-Spivey (Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Brenda Coulson (Purdue University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Clint Eury (Pennsylvania State University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: David Jones (Purdue University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Miranda Jung (Rollins College)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Christine Lovely (University of California-Davis)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Natalie Trent (Grand Valley State University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Gail Vornholt (Ohio State University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Eugene Whitlock (University of California-Berkeley)
  • President & CEO: Andy Brantley
  • Director of Conferences and Events - Operations: Lisa Hill
  • Associate Director of Learning and Professional Development: Wes Harmon
  • Associate Director of Learning and Professional Development: Brian Roe
  • Learning & Professional Development Content Specialist: Lakyn Whaley

 

Research Advisory Committee
  • Chair: Carl Sorensen (University of Richmond)
  • Vice Chair: Erik Smetana (Vanderbilt University)
  • National Board Representative: Amanda Bailey (Boston University)
  • National Board Representative: Heather Hart (Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana-Lafayette)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Marie DeWalt (Shepherd University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Larry Roberston (Collin County Community College District)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Laura Sloan (University of Tennessee System)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Micah Thompson (Wichita State University)
  • CUPA-HR Member: Ming Wright (Chapman University)
  • Senior Vice President, 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.
  • Nicolette Dixon: Senior Relationship Manager, Institutional Retirement, TIAA
  • Sarah Forbes: Vice President, PageUp
  • John Ikenberry: President, HigherEdJobs
  • Kelly Jones: Senior Vice President, Higher Education Practice Leader, Sibson Consulting
  • Diane Perkins: Vice President, Participant Marketing Lead, Fidelity Investments
  • Mike Rask: Higher Education Practice Leader, Aon
  • Brodie Wood: Senior Vice President, Healthcare and Education Markets, Voya Financial, Inc.