Press Release

June 20, 2017

Linda Lulli, Former Vice President of Human Resources at Bryant University, Receives CUPA-HR’s Donald E. Dickason Award

Linda Lulli has received the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2017 Donald E. Dickason Award. CUPA-HR’s highest honor, this award is named for the association’s founder and recognizes an individual for exceptional leadership and service to CUPA-HR. Thanks to the generous support of TIAA, CUPA-HR is pleased to offer a $6,000 contribution to Bryant University’s endowment or a scholarship fund of Lulli’s choice.

Lulli began her service to CUPA-HR in 2007 when she joined the Eastern Region board of directors. She then went on to serve on the national board for several years, culminating in her appointment as chair for the 2014-15 fiscal year. She also served on or chaired several CUPA-HR task forces and committees and played an integral role in the association’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, the Wildfire program for early-career higher ed HR professionals and the Emerging Leaders program.

Lulli has also presented at several chapter, regional and national CUPA-HR conferences, and was awarded Honorary Life Membership in the association earlier this year.

Says University at Buffalo Chief HR Officer Mark Coldren, who served with Lulli on the national board for several years, “Linda’s many accomplishments and her distinguished career have been phenomenal. Her time on the CUPA-HR board of directors has made a profound impact on the association, the higher ed HR profession and the institutions we serve.”

Lulli worked in human resources at Bryant University for nearly 20 years before her retirement in December 2016.

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 23,000 HR professionals and other campus leaders at nearly 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.

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: Sarah Carson, Marketing Manager, CUPA-HR
Phone: (865) 637-7673



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