Press Release

August 12, 2020

John J. Martin, Director of Client Services at Princeton University, Receives CUPA-HR Honorary Life Membership

John J. Martin, director of client services at Princeton University, has received honorary life membership in the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Honorary life membership is the highest honor for recognizing retiring CUPA-HR members who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the higher education human resources profession and long-term leadership in the association.

Martin has been an active member of CUPA-HR since 2012, holding several formal leadership positions including member of the CUPA-HR national board of directors, chair of the Eastern Region board of directors, and chair of CUPA-HR’s public policy committee. He played a key role in the creation of the CUPA-HR Chapter Excellence Award and has presented on a number of key diversity, equity and inclusion topics at CUPA-HR’s Annual Conference and Wildfire programs.

Martin career in HR spans over 30 years, and he has served as the director of client services at Princeton University since 2016. Prior to joining Princeton University in 2004, he worked in HR business partner roles at Dun and Bradstreet, Chase Manhattan Bank and R.H. Macy’s & Co.

Martin is planning to retire in December 2020.


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