Press Release


June 5, 2018

Maria Martinez, Retired Associate Vice President for HR and Risk Management at Rollins College, Receives Honorary Life Membership in CUPA-HR

Maria Martinez, retired associate vice president for human resources and risk management at Rollins College, 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.

Martinez served in CUPA-HR leadership roles for a decade at the regional and national levels. She began her service to the association as a director-at-large for the Southern Region board from 1998 to 2001 and went on to serve as secretary/treasurer in 2001-02, chair-elect in 2002-03 and chair from 2003 to 2005. She also represented the Southern Region as a member of the national board of directors from 2004 to 2007 and served on several CUPA-HR committees. She was the recipient of the Southern Region’s Distinguished Service Award and Meritorious Service Award as well as CUPA-HR’s national Distinguished Service Award.

Martinez retired in May after 30 years of leadership and service at Rollins College.

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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