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 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 premier people development company. We believe people can achieve anything when they have the right development and growth opportunities. We offer institutions the technology, content, expertise and specialized focus to help them realize the potential of their people. Featuring software that covers comprehensive recruiting, personalized learning, modern training content, development-driven performance management and holistic employee data management and insights.

Cornerstone works with over 300 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 Harvard University, 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 6,300 global clients of all sizes, spanning over 75 million users across 180 countries and 50 languages.

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  • Kurt Ackman
    Division Vice President Higher Education



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