On behalf of the Alabama Chapter of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (ALACUPA-HR), thank you for visiting our website!

I am honored to serve as the ALACUPA-HR President for the 2019-2020 term and look forward to another great year as we grow and develop as HR Practitioners in Higher Education.

ALACUPA-HR is a subsidiary of the National CUPA-HR organization and is a part of the Southern Region. We subscribe to the same ethically principled mission, vision, and values.







If you are a member, please consider becoming more active in your organization by attending conferences, joining committees, or taking part in webinars. The meetings you attend with CUPA-HR affiliates, whether on the State, Regional, or National level will prove to be uplifting and empowering. If you are not a member, please consider this your personal invitation to become part of ALACUAPA-HR.

I look forward to meeting you at our at one of the many CUPA-HR events throughout the year.

Hiron Stiell,
President of the Alabama Chapter

Alabama, Florida and Georgia Chapters Annual Combined Conference

Back by popular demand!

The second Alabama, Florida and Georgia Chapters Annual Combined Conference, to be held July 21-23 at One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach, Florida, will focus on sharing best practices and innovative solutions to meet institutions’ needs in the current higher ed environment. Make plans now to join your higher ed HR peers at the Alabama, Florida and Georgia combined chapter conference, to be held July 21-23 at One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach, Florida.


We’re excited about the robust offering of conference sessions. John Whelan, vice president for HR at Indiana University and current chair of the CUPA-HR national board, is the conference keynote speaker and will present ways to create better engagement and relationships at work and beyond. We will also host a generational HR panel to learn more about how we perceive and deliver our work across the generations.
The conference will offer HRCI and SHRM recertification credits.

Register Here

Early registration by April 30: $125
Regular registration by July 10: $150
Late registration after July 10: $200

Refunds are only available during the early registration period. When the early registration period ends, registrations are transferable, but nonrefundable. Visit the Alabama, Florida or Georgia Chapter websites to view the full conference agenda and to register.

Hotel Accommodations

Reserve your room at the One Ocean Resort and Spa and receive the special conference rate. The conference rate is available three days prior and three following the conference. Bring family and friends and extend your stay on the beach!

For questions, contact the following individuals:

CUPA-HR Alabama Chapter President, EncodedSuccessfully Encoded

CUPA-HR Florida Chapter President, EncodedSuccessfully Encoded

CUPA-HR Georgia Chapter President,

We hope to see you again at Atlantic Beach!

2018-19 Alabama CUPA-HR Board Members

Benefits Specialist III
The University of Alabama
(205)348-8088 Phone
(205)348-8755 Fax


Chief Human Resources & Diversity Officer
Jacksonville State University
(256) 782-5007 Phone
(256) 782-5579 Fax

Past President

Spec III, Employment, Human Resources
Auburn University
(334) 844-4145 phone
(334) 844-1617 fax

Director At Large

MGR, Employment Administration
Auburn University
(334) 844-1614 Phone
(334) 844-1617 Fax

Director At Large


Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
Samford University
(205) 726-2837 Phone
(205) 726-4027 Fax


Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
University of North Alabama
(256) 765-4291 phone


Employee Relations Specialist III
Auburn University
(334) 844-1577 Phone
(334) 844-8730 Fax