Press Release


April 7, 2020

Kelli Shuman, Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Elon University, to Serve as Treasurer on CUPA-HR Board of Directors

Kelli Shuman, associate vice president and chief human resources officer at Elon University, has been selected to serve as treasurer on the board of directors of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) for the 2020-21 fiscal year. She will serve a three-year term beginning on July 1.

Shuman, a long-time member of CUPA-HR, is currently an at-large member of the association’s board of directors. She has held multiple leadership positions with CUPA-HR, including serving on the budget and finance committee, as chair and treasurer for the Midwest Region board of directors, and facilitating the Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders program.

“Kelli has been a region and national leader for over a decade,” says CUPA-HR President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Brantley. “She is a champion of CUPA-HR, and she will do an outstanding job as our next treasurer.”

Shuman’s career in human resources spans 15 years. Prior to her current role at Elon University, Shuman was the vice president of human resources at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.


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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