Press Release

May 30, 2019

Barbara J. Wilson, Former Director of Human Resources at Colorado College, Receives CUPA-HR Honorary Life Membership

Barbara J. Wilson, former director of human resources at Colorado College, has received honorary life membership in the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Honorary life membership is the highest honor for recognizing retiring CUPA-HR members who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the higher education human resources profession and long-term leadership in the association.

Wilson has been a member of CUPA-HR for almost 20 years. She has served as the chair of the Southwestern Region board, a member of the CUPA-HR national board of directors, and a member of the CUPA-HR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, among other leadership and volunteer roles. She was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in 2008.

Wilson retired from her position as director of human resources in January. She will remain at Colorado College in administrative services as she transitions to retirement.


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