Press Release

June 5, 2018

Barbara Carroll, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer at Vanderbilt University, Receives CUPA-HR’s Donald E. Dickason Award

Barbara Carroll, assistant vice chancellor and chief HR officer at Vanderbilt University, has received the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2018 Donald E. Dickason Award. CUPA-HR’s highest honor, this award is named for the association’s founder and recognizes an individual for exceptional leadership and service to CUPA-HR. Thanks to the generous support of TIAA, CUPA-HR is pleased to offer a $6,000 contribution to Vanderbilt University’s endowment or a scholarship fund of Carroll’s choice.

Over the past decade, Carroll has made significant contributions to CUPA-HR. She has been a tireless advocate in the public policy arena, serving for three years as chair of CUPA-HR’s public policy committee and working closely for many years with the association’s government relations team in Washington, D.C. on several issues affecting higher ed. She has also been actively involved in CUPA-HR’s research endeavors, serving for several years as the primary advisor to the association’s research team, and helping facilitate a restructuring and redesign of the association’s salary surveys. In 2015-16, she served as chair of CUPA-HR’s board of directors, and has served for several years as a mentor to emerging CUPA-HR leaders.

Says David Blake, past chair of CUPA-HR’s board, “Barb’s efforts and ability to share her knowledge have been instrumental in the professional development of many of her peers and colleagues. As the board chair who preceded her, I have personally benefitted from her mentoring and leadership. Barb exemplifies both the mission and values of CUPA-HR as both a leader and a practitioner.”

CUPA-HR is higher ed HR. We serve higher education by providing the knowledge, resources, advocacy and connections to achieve organizational and workforce excellence. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and serving more than 25,000 HR professionals and other campus leaders at more than 2,000 member organizations around the country and abroad, the association offers learning and professional development programs, higher education salary and benefits data, extensive online resources and just-in-time regulatory and legislative information.

CUPA-HR’s annual Higher Education Human Resource Awards honor excellence in higher education human resources and recognize service and commitment to CUPA-HR and innovation in the profession.

Contact: Missy Kline, Content Manager – Marketing and Communications, CUPA-HR
Phone: (877) 287-2474