Press Release

February 19, 2019 

Cornerstone OnDemand Designated as CUPA-HR Mary Ann Wersch Premier Partner

The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) is pleased to announce that its board of directors has named Cornerstone OnDemand a Mary Ann Wersch Premier Partner in 2019. Among CUPA-HR’s corporate partners, a select few demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation and dedication in support of the association and the higher education HR profession. To recognize these organizations and their commitment to higher ed, CUPA-HR established this elite partner status.

“Cornerstone OnDemand has been an outstanding partner for many years, and it is exciting to see them rise to the level of a Mary Ann Wersch Premier Partner,” said Andy Brantley, President and Chief Executive Officer at CUPA-HR. “We value their commitment to CUPA-HR and higher education, and we are looking forward to our continued partnership.”

The Mary Ann Wersch Premier Partner, the association’s highest corporate partner designation, is named in honor of 1998-99 president Mary Ann Wersch. Wersch, a long-time CUPA-HR leader, is an honorary life member of the association. She committed decades to working on behalf of CUPA-HR and the higher ed HR profession.

“Cornerstone is excited to be one of CUPA-HR’s premier partners. Human resources within higher education continues to evolve and become more strategic, and CUPA-HR is the association to bring together these industry experts” said Kurt Ackman, Division Vice President Higher Education America at Cornerstone OnDemand. “We look forward to working with CUPA-HR to move the talent management conversation in higher education to one that is focused on mission-critical initiatives such as executive succession planning, faculty and staff goal alignment, guided pathways, and engagement through best-in-breed professional development.”

CUPA-HR and Cornerstone OnDemand have worked together for more than five years, with Cornerstone OnDemand bringing thought leadership to the association’s events and CUPA-HR’s Knowledge Center. To learn more about Cornerstone OnDemand, visit

About Cornerstone OnDemand
Cornerstone was founded with a passion for empowering people through learning and a conviction that people should be your organization’s greatest competitive advantage. Cornerstone is a global human capital management leader with a core belief that organizations thrive when they help their employees to realize their potential. Putting this belief into practice, Cornerstone offers solutions to help organizations strategically manage and continuously develop their talent throughout the entire employee lifecycle. Featuring comprehensive recruiting, personalized learning, development-driven performance management, and holistic HR planning, Cornerstone’s human capital management platform is successfully used by more than 3,500 global clients of all sizes, spanning over 40 million users across 192 countries and 43 languages. Learn more at

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 over 30,000 HR professionals and other campus leaders at more than 2,000 member institutions and 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. Learn more about CUPA-HR.

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