Press Release

May 11, 2021

CUPA-HR Selects Six Individuals for Association’s Emerging Leaders Program

Six College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) members have been selected to participate in the 2021-22 Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders program.

The year-long program recognizes volunteer leaders from across the country who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and initiative within higher ed HR and desire to play an active role in advancing the profession. The unique opportunity provides peer interaction and connection with CUPA-HR leaders as an integral part of the cohort’s learning experience. Participants engage in problem-solving work groups and develop deep networks with peers while gaining an inside look at CUPA-HR’s operations and structure.

Emerging CUPA-HR leaders are identified and nominated by CUPA-HR leadership at the region and national levels, and are selected based on their knowledge, leadership skills, engagement with CUPA-HR and demonstrated willingness to advance higher ed HR.

The 2021-22 Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders are:

  • Meg Arnold, director of organizational development at Belmont University
  • Nicole Englitsch, organizational development specialist at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Jamee Harrington, chief HR officer at Rogue Community College
  • Haley “Niki” Norton, assistant vice president for the office of human resource management at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
  • Shannon Raum, assistant director of HR at Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Taylor Zeilinger, HR manager at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders program facilitators include Leanne Fuller, director of human resource services at Auburn University; Theresa Elliot-Cheslek, vice president and chief human resource officer at Washington State University; and Julie Boggs, director of member marketing and engagement at CUPA-HR.

“We are excited to welcome this year’s Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders cohort,” says CUPA-HR President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Brantley. “These individuals bring a wealth of leadership experiences to CUPA-HR and to the profession, and we’re so fortunate to have them in the program this year.”

The 2021-22 Emerging CUPA-HR Leader cohort will serve until June 30, 2022.

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 33,000 HR professionals and other campus leaders at nearly 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.

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