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CUPA-HR At-Large Board Member Selection Criteria

CUPA-HR national board members are expected to be higher education human resources thought leaders. Candidates for national board positions should be listed on the roster of a CUPA-HR member higher education institution and have the support of their institution to attend all board meetings and other related activities as appropriate for the duration of their three-year terms of office.

The following criteria will be used by the national board to evaluate candidates for at-large board vacancies. Typically, candidates will not possess all of the following, but will meet several of these criteria.

  • Possesses an area of expertise that helps the association meet one or more of its strategic initiatives
  • Has the demonstrated ability to take a broader perspective (outside one’s own type of institution, state, region, etc.)
  • Has the demonstrated ability to develop strategic direction and vision and/or implement a strategic direction and vision … identified by peers as a thought leader
  • Has the demonstrated ability to recognize and promote trends, issues and best practices
  • Has the demonstrated ability to confidently and articulately lead discussions and express opinions in a collaborative, collegial manner
  • Broadens the diversity and inclusiveness of the national board
  • Has the demonstrated ability to mentor, engage and share information with current and potential CUPA-HR leaders
  • Has a demonstrated commitment and passion for higher education, higher education human resources and higher education workforce issues
  • Has been an active contributor at the national, regional or chapter level, including presentation of concurrent sessions, committee leadership or board committee leadership/participation
  • Has served in a leadership role with CUPA-HR or with other organizations

Candidates should also have a commitment to contribute the time, interest, ability and resources necessary to complete assignments promptly and professionally.