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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            
February 28, 2017                                                         

Nancy Nelson Receives Honorary Life Membership in CUPA-HR 
Nancy Nelson, former associate vice president for employee relations at El Paso Community 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.  

Nelson served in CUPA-HR leadership roles for 21 consecutive years beginning in 1983, when she joined the Rio Grande Chapter board of directors. From there, she went on to serve on the SouthWestern Region board, including a term as chair, and on the national board of directors, where her work focused on membership and government relations. Nelson has received several CUPA-HR awards and has presented many times at both regional and national CUPA-HR conferences. 

She retired at the end of 2016 from El Paso Community 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 23,000 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.

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