Press Release

June 29, 2021

El Pagnier Kay “EK” Hudson, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Vice Provost of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Florida International University, to Serve on CUPA-HR Board of Directors

El Pagnier Kay “EK” Hudson, senior vice president of human resources and vice provost of diversity, equity and inclusion at Florida International University, has been selected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). She will join the board on July 1.

Hudson has been a member of CUPA-HR for 15 years. In the last two years, she has served as a board member for the CUPA-HR Florida Chapter.

Hudson joined the HR team at Florida International University in 2010. Prior to that role, she served as the HR director at Florida Atlantic University.



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 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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