Press Release

September 30, 2019

Laurita Thomas, Former Associate Vice President for Human Resources at University of Michigan, Receives CUPA-HR Honorary Life Membership

Laurita Thomas, former associate vice president for human resources at University of Michigan, 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 HR profession and long-term leadership in the association.

Thomas has been a member of CUPA-HR for nearly 20 years. She has served on the CUPA-HR national board of directors, as well as on the public policy and learning and professional development committees. Recently, Thomas co-chaired the ad hoc group dedicated to restructuring the CUPA-HR Learning Framework and served as a guide for the Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders program.


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 31,000 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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