Welcome!

Register for the Arizona Chapter Annual Conference, to be held June 20 – 21 at the University of Arizona Downtown Phoenix campus:

Phoenix Biomedical Campus
Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building
475 N. 5th Street
http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/bspb

This year’s conference theme is Let’s Get Engaged. Come learn from experts and leave equipped to meet today’s challenges in higher-education HR as we review strategies for engaging our HR colleagues, teams, and leaders and our campus communities and stakeholders. To view the conference schedule, click here.

Highlights of this year’s conference include:

Jeffrey Lanuez
Acting Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Chief Human Resources Officer
Pima Community College
Josh Mackey
Chief Human Resource Officer
Northern Arizona University
Kevin Salcido
Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer
Arizona State University
Allison Vaillancourt
Vice President, Business Affairs and Human Resources
University of Arizona
  • CHRO discussion panel featuring Jeffrey Lanuez, Josh Mackey, Kevin Salcido, and Allison Vaillancourt.
  • Interactive Thought Leader’s lunch
  • Returning speaker Mary Jo O’Neil, EEOC Regional Attorney
  • And much, much more!

Special networking opportunities

Get to know your colleagues in higher education and non-profit HR at networking opportunities throughout the conference, including our social hour on Thursday night at the Arizona Science Center.


Early bird registration is now open
• The early registration rate is $200 through May 31.
• The late registration rate is $250.


Hotel arrangements

Hotel arrangements have been made at the SpringHill Suites Phoenix, which is adjacent to the conference center. Room rates start at $94 per night.

Registration Now Open


Arizona CUPA-HR was founded in 2003 with the express purpose of bringing together human resource professionals in higher education to exchange best practices, establish a mechanism for networking with others in our field, and provide meaningful educational opportunities on topics important and relevant to our field.

Membership started with six members of the Board and has grown to over 200. Members represent 20 different institutions of higher education from across Arizona. In addition to institutional members, there are 9 corporate members. Corporate members are limited to those who are attuned to the needs and purposes of higher education human resource professionals.