Higher Ed HR Awards

HR Excellence Award

Sponsored by AIG

Nominations for 2020 are now closed. Awards will be presented at CUPA-HR's spring and annual conferences.

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 AIG, 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.

Submit Your Nomination to Your Region

The national recipient is selected from the four regional award recipients, so please submit your nomination for the appropriate regional award. Not sure which region you're in? Check here.

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 HR Excellence Award


The CUPA-HR national office will be closed November 26-27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.