Welcome

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Dear CUPA-HR Members,
Welcome to the DC Metro Chapter of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Comprised of members representing a vibrant mix of public and private higher education institutions throughout the DC Metro area. We strive to support our members in their growth and development as human resource professionals, recognizing the complexities of higher education and the diverse members that we serve.

Please welcome our newest board member:

Christina Fernandes, Secretary
Howard Community College

This year has been all about change. As we move forward in these times of uncertainty, our DC Metro chapter board thought it would be appropriate to have our theme for our 2020-2021 year be “Navigating through Change.” COVID-19 impacted everyone from our homes to our workplace. We were forced to work remotely and discontinue our “normal” way of life. Our 2020 graduates were robbed of their commencement ceremonies.

A couple months later social unrest erupted across the nation. This has been a wake-up call for many of our workplaces and has challenged us to rethink concerns about racial equity. Change can make us feel uncomfortable. Feeling uncomfortable can lead us to resist or change. We hope that you will join us for our virtual events this year as we all continue to pivot and reset. Our programming will continue to fall within our learning framework and focus on navigating though change.
Save the date:

DC Metro – Live Webcast
Overcoming Resistance to Change Via Emotional and Social Intelligence
November 12, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00
Presenter: Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

Let’s Talk – Diversity & Inclusion Excellence in Higher Education
November 18, 2020 12:00-2:00
Presenter: Sharon Bland


The DC Metro CUPA-HR chapter is affiliated with CUPA HR,

This Chapter includes the Washington, DC metropolitan area and others in close proximity that are interested in affiliating with the chapter.

The chapter supports the purpose of CUPA-HR, which is to provide global leadership to the higher education human resources profession and the higher education community by offering essential knowledge, resources, and connections that enhance individual and institutional capacity and competitiveness.

We are pleased to offer you information about our chapter! Chapter activities focus on educational programs and events that provide opportunities to share resources and develop professional contacts through networking experiences.

We invite you to browse our website for additional information about our executive board members and the upcoming activities planned for DC-Metro CUPA-HR members.

To get the latest information on upcoming member events, educational workshops, conferences, and networking opportunities become a DC Metro member today! Membership is free, and the benefits are invaluable.


A Special Thank You to Our DC Metro Chapter Sponsors!

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