Press Release

May 21, 2019

Sheraine Gilliam-Holmes, Executive Director and Chief Human Resources Officer at Austin Peay State University, to Serve on CUPA-HR Board of Directors

Sheraine Gilliam-Holmes, PHR, executive director and chief human resources officer at Austin Peay State University, has been selected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). She will join the board on July 1.

Gilliam-Holmes has been a member since 2013, serving as president and communications chair of the CUPA-HR New York Metro Chapter, at-large member of the Eastern Region board of directors, and member of CUPA-HR’s national Learning and Professional Development Committee. Because of her initiative within the association and her demonstrated desire to play an active role in advancing the higher ed HR profession, Gilliam-Holmes was selected as an Emerging CUPA-HR Leader for the Eastern Region in 2016.

Gilliam-Holmes has worked in human resources for 17 years. Prior to her role at Austin Peay State University, she served as university director, among other roles, at the City University of New York system.


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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