Press Release


June 5, 2018

Linda Harber, Vice President for HR, Payroll and Faculty/Staff Life at George Mason University, Receives Honorary Life Membership in CUPA-HR

Linda Harber, vice president for HR, payroll and faculty/staff life at George Mason 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 retired CUPA-HR members who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the higher education human resources profession and long-term leadership in the association.

Harber has served in CUPA-HR leadership roles for 24 years at the chapter, regional and national levels. She began her service to the association in 1994 as a director-at-large for the Southern Region board and went on to serve as chair-elect in 1995-96, chair in 1996-97 and past chair in 1997-98. She sat on the national board from 1995-98 and served as a volunteer leader for the Virginia Chapter in 2013. She was the recipient of the CUPA-HR Southern Region Distinguished Service Award in 1998, the CUPA-HR Distinguished Service Award in 2005 and has been a presenter at many CUPA-HR events.

Harber will retire in July after 15 years at George Mason University.

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 25,000 HR professionals and other campus leaders at more than 2,000 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.


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