Press Release

June 3, 2020

Theresa Elliot-Cheslek, Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer at Washington State University, to Serve on CUPA-HR Board of Directors

Theresa Elliot-Cheslek, vice president and chief human resource officer at Washington 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 as the Western Region representative to the national board.

Elliot-Cheslek has been a member of CUPA-HR for over 20 years. She has held multiple leadership positions with CUPA-HR, including serving as the president of the Washington State Chapter and the chair of the Western Region board of directors. She helped develop the CUPA-HR Learning Framework and has presented at the CUPA-HR annual conference. In 2019, Elliot-Cheslek was awarded the CUPA-HR Western Region Distinguished Service Award.

Elliot-Cheslek joined the HR team at Washington State university in 1999. She a certified senior professional with both the Human Resources Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management.


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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