Press Release

May 31, 2016

Larry Farmer, Human Resources Officer at Catawba College, Receives CUPA-HR’s Distinguished Service Award

Larry Farmer, human resources officer at Catawba College, has received the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2016 Distinguished Service Award. This award is given to a CUPA-HR member who has provided outstanding service to the association through constituent activities, such as service in governance or leadership roles, or through professional development contributions in support of the association. Thanks to the generous support of Kronos, CUPA-HR is pleased to offer a $4,000 contribution to Catawba College’s endowment or a scholarship fund of Farmer’s choice.

Farmer has served in several leadership roles in CUPA-HR over the past 12 years. He served on the board of directors of the association’s North Carolina Chapter for eight years, including two terms as chair. He also served for several years on the CUPA-HR Southern Region board of directors, where he served as chair in 2011-12, and on the national board of directors in 2013-14. In addition, Farmer has served on several association committees at the chapter, region and national level.

“Larry has been a consistent source of leadership in CUPA-HR and truly cares about the association’s mission and vision,” says Deborah Benton who served with Farmer on the Southern Region board of directors and the national board of directors and who nominated him for the award. “He has demonstrated great leadership within his institution while consistently leading and guiding other HR professionals along the way, and he has dedicated much time and energy to further the efforts of the boards on which he has served. In short, Larry has always modeled the great attitude and caring heart that all HR professionals should emulate.”

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 20,000 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.

CUPA-HR’s annual Higher Education Human Resource Awards honor excellence in higher education human resources and recognize service and commitment to CUPA-HR and innovation in the profession.

Contact: Missy Kline, Content Manager – Communications and Marketing, CUPA-HR
Phone: (865) 637-7673