Press Release

February 25, 2020

Jeff Herring, Chief Human Resources Officer at the University of Utah, to Serve as Chair-Elect on CUPA-HR Board of Directors

Jeff Herring, chief human resources officer at the University of Utah, has been selected to serve as chair-elect of the board of directors of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) for the 2020-21 fiscal year. He will then serve as chair of the board during the 2021-22 fiscal year. He will begin his term on July 1.

Herring has served on the CUPA-HR national board for five years, currently as treasurer. He has also served on CUPA-HR’s research advisory, learning and professional development, association leadership program, and public policy committees. Herring was selected to participate in the Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders program in 2013, his first year working in higher ed HR.

“Jeff is a leader of leaders who has already made a huge impact for higher ed HR and CUPA-HR,” says CUPA-HR President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Brantley. “I know he will do an outstanding job as our next chair-elect. “

Herring has worked in human resources for over 15 years, including seven years at the University of Utah, where he has transformed HR functions from transactional to strategic, using operational design, strategic alignment and technology tools. Prior to his current role at the University of Utah, Herring was the executive director of the State of Utah’s Department of Human Resource Management.


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.

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