Press Release


June 9, 2014
Contact Information:
Missy Kline
Managing Editor

Hosea Long, Former Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Receives Honorary Life Membership in CUPA-HR

Hosea Long, who retired in January from his position as associate vice chancellor for human resources at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, has been granted Honorary Life Membership in the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Honorary Life Membership is the highest honor for recognizing retired CUPA-HR members who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the higher education human resources profession and long-term leadership in the association.

Long’s CUPA-HR leadership roles have included president of the Arkansas Chapter, member of the Southwest Region board of directors and member of the national board of directors. He also served on several national-level committees and task forces and received several CUPA-HR awards over the years recognizing his service to the association and his work in higher education human resources.

Long, whose higher ed HR career spanned nearly three decades, joined the HR staff at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in August 1990 and served in several capacities before retiring as chief human resources officer in January.


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 17,000 HR professionals and other campus leaders at more than 1,900 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.