Welcome to the CUPA-HR Alabama Chapter website. We are proud to be the resource for higher education Human Resources and a part of the national CUPA-HR organization. The Alabama Chapter supports CUPA-HR’s mission to serve higher education by providing the knowledge, resources, advocacy and connections to achieve organizational and workforce excellence.

The role of a Higher Ed HR professional in higher education can be challenging and the Alabama Chapter is here to support our members in their growth and development as HR practitioners. Please visit our website and watch for updates regarding programming and events that may benefit you or your colleagues.

The CUPA-HR Alabama Chapter membership is FREE and OPEN to all higher education HR professionals in our area! We currently have more than 500 higher ed HR Professionals in our chapter! I look forward to meeting and working with each of you this upcoming year. Your participation in this highly collaborative group is always welcomed and we hope it is rewarding.

The CUPA-HR Alabama Chapter has an online community for local professionals in higher education to share ideas, challenges, questions and other relevant information with one another. Anyone can participate in our chapter community, regardless of CUPA-HR membership. The only requirement is that each person have a free CUPA-HR website account. National members and individuals who have made purchases or registered for events on the site already have accounts. To create a new account, simply click the sign In link at the top of any page of the CUPA-HR website and look for the Create a New Account option. Be sure to identify your institution as your organization.

It is easy to join the Alabama Chapter’s online community!

  1. Visit CUPA-HR Connect
  2. Sign In in using your CUPA-HR username and password
  3. Find our chapter among those listed
  4. Click “Join”

After you join, you can customize your communication preferences, post questions and reply to others online or via email.

Arlene Brown, PHR/SHRM-CP
CUPA-HR Alabama Chapter President, 2019-2020
Human Resources Generalist, Auburn University


Serve on the Alabama Chapter Board of Directors

The CUPA-HR Alabama Chapter board is seeking nominations for president-elect and treasurer for 2020-21.

The president-elect (one-year commitment) shall serve as the special aide to the president and shall assume all presidential duties in the absence of the president. The president-elect serves as chair of the program planning committee charged with planning and implementing the annual conference and meetings of the chapter.

The treasurer (two-year commitment) shall ensure that the chapter operates on sound fiscal principles. The treasurer shall present to the board of directors the chapter’s annual budget and periodically report on the chapter’s fiscal status. The treasurer shall recommend to the board all fiscal policies and operating procedures.

Individuals who are interested must be a CUPA-HR member. Individuals can nominate themselves or other candidates.

Submit a board nomination by February 6 to Arlene Brown at .

Board Interest Form


 Alabama, Georgia and Florida Chapters’ Joint Conference

June 6, 2021 – June 8, 2021

Alabama, Georgia and Florida Chapters’ Joint Conference

Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spa
Point Clear, Alabama

Sponsorship Prospectus 2020