Press Release

September 30, 2019

Pamela Beemer, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Northwestern University, Receives CUPA-HR Honorary Life Membership

Pamela Beemer, vice president and chief human resources officer at Northwestern 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 retiring CUPA-HR members who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the higher education HR profession and long-term leadership in the association.

Beemer has been a member of CUPA-HR for 20 years. Among her leadership roles, she served for two years on the national board of directors and as chair of the Midwest Region board of directors. She also served as chair of the CUPA-HR Knowledge Center Committee and the Membership Committee.


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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