Higher Ed HR Awards

The Higher Education HR Awards

Nominations for 2021 are now closed. Awards will be presented virtually this summer.

This is your chance to nominate a deserving colleague for the most prestigious awards in the higher ed HR profession! The Higher Education HR Awards recognize the efforts of individuals, teams and institutions who are transforming HR at their institutions and influencing the profession on a wider scale. Nominees must be CUPA-HR institutional members.

  • National Awards – Recipients are selected by the national awards committee, and awards are presented virtually in the summer.
  • Region Awards – Recipients are selected by the region boards, and awards are presented virtually in the summer.

National Awards

Region Awards

To determine which region a nominee is in, visit the Chapters and Regions page.

Eastern Region
Southern Region
Midwest Region
Western Region

Awards Timeline

  • Nominations Open – February 8, 2021
  • Nominations Close – February 26, 2021
  • Notifications – first week of May
  • Awards Presentations – virtually this summer