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.

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

Heidi Louisy,
President of the Alabama Chapter

Alabama, Florida and Georgia Chapters Annual Combined Conference

We hope to see you again at Atlantic Beach!

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

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,

Please join ATIXA for a
Civil Rights Investigator Certification Course
Level One Training
on September 24th & 25th, 2019
hosted by Auburn University at Montgomery.
This course is HRCI & SHRM Approved!

Will you be sending a team this year?

Early Bird Pricing ends Friday, August 9th, 2019

Early Bird Non-Member Registration
$2,500 per campus group of up to 7 attendees
$2,000 per campus pair of attendees
$1,500 per attendee

Early Bird Member Registration
$2,200 per campus group of up to 7 attendees
$1,775 per campus pair of attendees
$1,350 per individual

If you would prefer to register online, please click here.
If you would prefer to pay via cheque, please download the registration form here.


This course provides foundational knowledge and skills for civil rights investigators, deputies and Title IX Coordinators/Administrators who perform and/or oversee campus investigations. The primary focus is mastering investigation of campus sexual misconduct and sexual harassment.
Level One is our most basic training offering for civil rights investigators, deputies and Title IX Coordinators looking to acquire the fundamental skills necessary to conduct investigations of sexual misconduct in schools and colleges. This training meets the required training mandates of Title IX and VAWA Section 304 for participants, whether you are a full-time investigator or have investigation responsibilities on top of other duties. No one likes to think of themselves as needing basic training, but we generally find that our registrants self-select into trainings that are a level too high for their current understanding. Good practice rests on solid foundations, and you need those fundamental elements. Attend this training if you are either an inexperienced investigator, have not been trained before, or want to solidify your fundamentals. You’ll walk away from this training with an understanding of the legal underpinnings of Title IX and VAWA Section 304, as well as useful templates, practical rubrics and the key tools of the professional civil rights investigator. ATIXA expects that professional investigators will attend 2-3 of our two-day courses over time to achieve full competence.

In this course you will learn:

• Legal Basis for Title IX Liability
• Intersection of Title VII and Title IX in Investigations
• Due Process Myopia as a Legacy of Dixon vs. Alabama
• Title IX Era — Equity By and Through the Process
• Overview of The Civil Rights Investigation and Grievance Model – 10 Steps
• Title IX Coordinator Oversight
• Standard of Proof
• The Force, Capacity, Consent Construct
• Basic Interview Skills

Click here for a Sample Course Agenda.

Faculty for Training

Tanyka M. Barber J.D.

Tanyka M. Barber J.D., has over 10 years of experience in civil rights/equal employment opportunity law. Tanyka’s key areas of competency include employment discrimination, Title IX, diversity and inclusion, investigations, policy and program development, training, and compliance.
Prior to joining TNG, Tanyka served as the Director of Diversity and EEO and the Title IX Coordinator at Morgan State University, a historically Black college and university, in Baltimore, Maryland. Tanyka directed and provided guidance relative to the University’s antidiscrimination, Title IX, and diversity initiatives for approximately 7,800 students and 1,200 employees. Tanyka also conducted and oversaw the University’s discrimination investigations involving faculty, staff, and students, drafted investigation reports and position statements, and worked with University administrators to implement recommendations for action. In addition, Tanyka led the University’s Title IX efforts and was responsible for drafting policies and procedures, developing the University’s Title IX grievance process, prevention, training, and outreach initiatives.
Previously, Tanyka spent four years in a similar position as the EEO Officer at Baltimore County Public Schools where she managed the EEO functions for a K-12 school system of approximately 17,000 employees. In this capacity, Tanyka investigated and responded to employment discrimination complaints filed internally and with external state and federal agencies; evaluated employee requests for reasonable accommodations; drafted policies and procedures; and conducted trainings.

If this training does not meet your needs, please Click Here for our 2019 Training Calendar!
Please do not hesitate to contact with any questions you might have.
We hope to see you there!

Auburn Inv Level 1 Training Marketing

2019-20 Alabama CUPA-HR Board Members

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


Manager-Compensation, HR
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
(205) 996-6525 Phone

Past President

Benefits Specialist III
The University of Alabama
(205) 348-8088 phone
(205) 348-8755 fax

Director At Large

Human Resource Generalist
Auburn University
(334) 844-1742 Phone

Director At Large

Chief Human Resources Officer
Auburn University at Montgomery
(334) 244-3766 Phone

Director At Large

Compensation Analyst II
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
(205) 934-6373 Phone


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


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