Eastern Region Awards

Nominations for the 2014 Eastern Region Awards have closed. The awards will be given at the 2014 CUPA-HR Eastern Region Conference in Baltimore.

The following awards will be given to region members in recognition of outstanding contributions and accomplishments:

Fred C. Ford Award

This award is given to the Eastern Region CUPA-HR member (individual or team) who has made the most significant contribution to our profession during the past year. The contribution is in the form of a creative or innovative idea reflecting ingenuity and understanding of human resources. The innovation can be technological, based in process improvement, a novel partnership that advances the profession or a new approach to an HR department's current challenge. The implemented innovations should be unique, effective, received a positive response, led to improved performance and the achievement of innovation advanced the human resources profession and/or promoted better understanding of human resource management.

Recipients of this award may be forwarded to the national awards committee for consideration of the HR Innovation Award, if the national criteria for the award are met.

Fred C. Ford Award past recipients

Diedrich K. Willers Award

This award is for contributions over a period of many years to the cumulative knowledge and stature of the human resources profession within higher education. The award normally is given to a practitioner whose persistent contributions, to the institution(s) served and the profession, have established her/him as an accepted leader within our field.

Diedrich K. Willers Award past recipients

Member of the Year Award

This award salutes service to CUPA-HR and provides an opportunity to salute those who are the backbone of what CUPA-HR is all about. Criteria for this award include all levels of service to CUPA-HR including at the chapter, regional and/or national level.

Member of the Year Award past recipients

Excellence in Human Resource Practices Award

This award honors the achievements of college and university human resource professionals or teams at CUPA-HR member institutions in improving the quality of programs and services on their own campuses through effective human resource administration practices. Preference will be given to those achievements that have become or have the potential to become models for best practices for all of higher education human resources. Thanks to the generous support of VALIC, CUPA-HR is able to make a contribution of $750 to the recipient’s institution. These funds may be designated as going to the HR budget, an institutional scholarship or the institution’s endowment.

Recipients of this award will be submitted the National Recognition Awards Committee for consideration of the National Excellence in Human Resource Practices Award.

Excellence in HR Practices Award past recipients

Emerging Leader Award

This award is presented to an individual to recognize outstanding leadership and leadership potential for CUPA-HR members who are new members or who are new to a leadership role in CUPA-HR. Consideration for this award should include the nominee's actions that reflect exemplary performance impacting innovation, commitment, inspiration or partnership.

Emerging Leader Award past recipients