CUPA-HR Corporate Partner

CUPA-HR Mary Ann Wersch Premier Partner

Corporate partnerships have long played an important role in CUPA-HR’s work. Among CUPA-HR’s corporate partners, there are a select few who demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation and dedication in support of the association and the higher education HR profession. To recognize these special organizations, CUPA-HR has established the Mary Ann Wersch Premier Partner designation, named in honor of 1998-99 board chair Mary Ann Wersch.

Cornerstone was founded almost 20 years ago with a passion for empowering people through learning and a conviction that people should be your institutions’ greatest advantage.

Cornerstone is a global human capital management leader with a core belief that institutions thrive when they help their employees to realize their potential. Putting this belief into practice, Cornerstone offers solutions to help higher education institutions strategically manage and continuously develop their talent throughout the entire employee lifecycle.

Cornerstone has been named a leader in the Nucleus Research Talent Management Technology Value Matrix based on usability, functionality, and the value customers realized from the capabilities of the Cornerstone products they are using. This includes capabilities for learning management, performance management, succession planning, compensation management and recruiting management. Cornerstone was evaluated against 20 other vendors and received the highest usability rating based on customer input.

Cornerstone works with over 150 higher education clients, including large public institutions such as Penn State University, Ohio State University and the University of Georgia, prestigious private institutions such as Boston College, George Washington University and the University of Southern California, and community college systems such as Alamo Community Colleges and the California Community Colleges. Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA and with offices in New York City and Salt Lake City, Cornerstone is used by more than 3,600 global clients of all sizes, spanning over 40 million users across 187 countries and 43 languages.

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  • Kurt Ackman
    Division Vice President Higher Education



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