Nominations for 2018 are now closed. Nominations for 2019 will open in January 2019.
This award recognizes an individual for outstanding, exemplary, long-term leadership and service to the region of CUPA-HR and to higher education human resources. Please note that this award may not be presented every year.
*The Western Region’s Distinguished Service award was formerly the “Hugh Avery Award of Distinction” which recognized the valued contributions of Mr. Avery for his 21 years of service to CUPA-HR and the Western Region.
Sponsored by VALIC
This regional award honors transformative HR work in higher education, recognizing individuals or teams who have provided HR leadership resulting in significant and ongoing organizational change within their institutions. The recipient of this regional award will be submitted to the national awards committee for consideration for the national HR Excellence Award. Thanks to the generous support of VALIC, CUPA-HR is able to make a contribution of $1,000 to the institutional endowment or scholarship fund of the award recipient’s choice.
Eligibility Note: Individuals who are employed by the association, individuals who are serving on the CUPA-HR national board of directors, and the institutions of those directors are not eligible to be nominated or selected for this award during their terms of service.
The Western Region Emerging CUPA-HR Leader will join the 2018-19 Emerging CUPA-HR Leader cohort. The goal of the program is to identify potential leaders from across the country who have shown exemplary leadership and initiative within higher ed HR and exhibit the desire to play an active role in advancing the profession. Invited participants will have the unique opportunity to participate in the annual invitation-only Association Leadership Program, to engage in problem-solving work groups and develop deep networks with peers while gaining an inside look at CUPA-HR's operations and structure. Throughout the year-long program, participants are encouraged to serve the association in a leadership capacity, lending a fresh and informed perspective. Program objectives and details can be found here.
This award honors retiring or recently retired human resource professionals who have made outstanding contributions to their institutions, to CUPA-HR national and/or to the Western Region. Regional lifetime members receive free spring learning event registration for life. Please note that this award may not be presented every year.
This award recognizes a Western Region chapter that is making a significant impact through its commitment to CUPA-HR and to the higher ed HR community.
The recipient of the region award will be acknowledged during the awards presentation at the appropriate spring conference and will receive two scholarships to attend the conference where the award is presented. Scholarships include conference registration, airfare/transportation and hotel accommodations. The chapter will choose who will attend the spring conference to accept the award. The chapter will also receive a podium banner to display at its meetings/conferences.
The recipient of the regional award will be submitted to the national awards committee for consideration for the national Chapter Excellence Award. The recipient of the national award will be acknowledged at the CUPA-HR annual conference and will receive four annual conference scholarships (to include conference registration, airfare/transportation and hotel accommodations). The chapter will choose who will attend the annual conference to accept the award. The national Chapter Excellence Award recipient will also receive a podium banner to display at its meetings/events, and the chapter’s name will be engraved on a plaque that resides at the CUPA-HR national office.
Eligibility Note: A chapter is ineligible to receive an award more than once every three years.