Higher Ed HR Awards

Distinguished Service Award

Sponsored by UKG

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

This award recognizes an individual for distinguished leadership and service to CUPA-HR. Nominees for this award typically will have served in elected CUPA-HR leadership roles at the national and/or regional levels. Through the generous support of UKG, CUPA-HR will make a $4,000 contribution to the recipient’s institution.


  • Distinguished and continuing service to CUPA-HR;
  • Demonstrated leadership on the national or regional board of directors, advisory committees or task forces;
  • Professionalism in the field of higher education human resource administration;
  • Nominee’s institution is a member of CUPA-HR.

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.

Past Recipients of the Distinguished Service Award