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CUPA-HR Leadership Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in serving as a member of the CUPA-HR national board of directors. The board will accept nominations for chair-elect and at-large board members through January 31, 2019.


National board of directors chair-elect candidates should submit a resume and cover letter indicating your interest in helping CUPA-HR lead work related to the association’s strategic priorities. The cover letter and resume should be submitted by email to President and CEO Andy Brantley at All materials must be received by January 31, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

The resume and cover letters for all chair-elect candidates will be posted on the CUPA-HR website by the end of the day on February 8, 2019, and information will be communicated to CUPA-HR members in the February CUPA-HR eNews. The eNews article announcing the candidates will also encourage members to provide any feedback regarding the candidates to any member on the national board.

All candidates for chair-elect who meet the minimum qualifications are interviewed by the national board during a 30- to 45-minute conference call.

The national board elects the chair-elect using a secret ballot election process. We anticipate the board’s decision regarding the chair-elect candidates will be communicated no later than March 8, 2019.

At-Large Board Members

At-large board member candidates should complete the electronic application by January 31, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Information regarding at-large candidates is available for review only by the national board. The board will select at-large board members to begin service effective July 1, 2019.

At its spring meeting, the national board will consider the pool of candidates for the vacant at-large seats on the board. Selection for membership on the national board will be guided by the following:

  1. The members-at-large criteria;
  2. The goals and priorities of CUPA-HR for the upcoming three to five years and board activities resulting from these goals and priorities;
  3. Any specific professional experience, skills and abilities that would bring needed value and expertise to the board as it serves the priorities of CUPA-HR; and
  4. The make-up of the existing national board vis-a-vis representation of the diversity of CUPA-HR member organizations and member representatives.

The board’s decision regarding the at-large candidates will be communicated no later than May 3, 2019.


The CUPA-HR national office will be closed January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Junior day.