Welcome New Board Members!

Please join us in welcoming our newest members to the Kansas Chapter CUPA-HR leadership team!

President-Elect

Angie Loving, Associate Director of Human Resource Management, University of Kansas

Angie Loving has worked in higher education administration with a focus in human resources for over 20 years.  She currently serves as the Associate Director of Human Resources and has core responsibilities in leading the University of Kansas in the areas of recruitment, employment, compensation, organizational development, shared services and payroll.  Her 16 years of experience at KU has been in areas of Human Resources, Finance and Research.  In her work she strives to build partnerships, create efficiencies, develops policies, solves difficult issues, and works with units across campus and the community to build a more inclusive and diverse workforce and culture.  Prior to KU, Angie worked with the Utah System of Higher Education and the Utah State Board of Regents in HR Management, Finance, and Capital Facilities and legislative requests.

Secretary

Lisa Gartland, Employment Services Manager, Johnson County Community College

Lisa Gartland began her career in the insurance industry, then moved into Human Resources. She has been with the Office of Human Resources at Johnson County Community College since 2015, and is currently the Employment Services Manager. Lisa graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Communication Studies and is currently pursuing an MA in Management with a concentration in Human Resources from Rockhurst University. She looks forward to serving with the CUPA – HR Kansas Chapter.

Treasurer

Nela Bruner, Staff Development Specialist, Kansas City Community College

Nela Bruner has been with Kansas City Kansas Community College since 2013. She is now the Staff Development Specialist in the Human Resources Office. Within this position she promotes personal and professional development for the staff and faculty at KCKCC. Nela was previously the Treasurer and now the Corresponding Secretary for Staff Senate at Kansas City Community College. Nela also serves on the board for Kansas City Professional Development Council.

Welcome, and we look forward to your contributions as a members of the KS CUPA-HR leadership team.

6/27/18 Webinar: Compensation Mythbusters

Join the CUPA-HR Kansas Chapter for a free webinar on June 27, 2018 at 10 a.m. CT

Register for the webinar HERE

COMPENSATION MYTHBUSTERS

In many organizations with well-designed compensation programs, employees still express dissatisfaction with their compensation and total rewards. How do you know if such criticisms are warranted? Or are they just myths? If so, how do you combat them? In this presentation, we will arm participants with the 4P’s of compensation myth busting, where they can apply the framework and bolster their position, or identify opportunities for change.

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Call for Proposals – Annual Conference

We are currently accepting proposals for 60-minute break-out sessions at this year’s annual conference. Our conference theme is Innovate, Integrate, Motivate.  Click here for the proposal submission form.  Deadline for submission is June 15, 2018.  Questions can be directed to .

KS Chapter member selected for Wildfire Program

The CUPA-HR Kansas Chapter is proud to announce that Abby King has been selected for the 2018-2019 CUPA-HR Wildfire Program!

Abby has been with the Human Resource Management Office at the University of Kansas since 2013 and is currently the HRM Office Manager. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Human Resources. She has a graduate certificate from the University of Kansas in Human Resource Management and is Green Belt Six Sigma certified.

The Wildfire Program is a 12-month immersive experience that connects a small, select group of early-career higher ed HR professionals with CUPA-HR, key association leaders and multiple learning opportunities.

Update: Open Chapter Board Positions

The CUPA-HR Kansas Chapter Board of Directors is seeking three replacement positions effective July 1, 2018 and we need you!  The positions that are available are:

Chapter President-Elect: This board position serves as a special aide to the President, and assumes all presidential duties in the absence of the President.  The President-elect serves as Chair of the Annual Conference Planning Committee charged with planning and implementing the annual conference and meetings of the chapter.  The President-elect serves a one-year term in this appointment for 2018-19, serves as Chapter President the following year for 2019-20, and Past President the year after that in 2020-21.  The appointment of this position requires a three-year service commitment on the board of directors.

Chapter Treasurer: This board position shall ensure that the Chapter operates on sound fiscal principles.  The Treasurer is responsible for presenting the Chapter’s annual budget and periodic financial reports to keep the Board of Directors informed of the Chapter’s fiscal status.  In addition, the Treasurer works closely with the Conference Planning Committee to process conference sponsorship funds, conference participant fees, and conference expenses.  The Treasurer serves a two-year term and this appointment would be effective July 1, 2018-June 30, 2020.

Chapter Secretary: This board position shall record all official actions of the Board of Directors and of the membership at the Chapter’s annual business meeting.  The Secretary serves a two-year term and this appointment would be effective July 1, 2018-June 30, 2020.

Anyone interested in the board positions should send a narrative addressing the following criteria:

  • Indicate why you are interested in a CUPA-HR Kansas Chapter Board of Directors position.
  • Share your experience in higher education human resources and what you hope to specifically contribute to the CUPA-HR Kansas Chapter.

Questions and/or nominations can be emailed to me at any time before April 30, 2018.

Chapter Board Nominations now open!

The CUPA-HR Kansas Chapter board is seeking nominations for two positions effective July 1, 2018.
Chapter President-Elect
Serves as a special aide to the president, and assumes all presidential duties in the absence of the president. In this role, you will serve as chair of the annual conference planning committee, charged with planning and implementing the annual conference and meetings of the chapter. This position serves a one-year term for 2018-19, serves as chapter president for 2019-20, and past president for 2020-21. The appointment of this position requires a three-year service commitment to the board.
Chapter Treasurer
Ensures that the chapter operates on sound fiscal principles. The treasurer is responsible for presenting the chapter’s annual budget and periodic financial reports to keep the board of directors informed of the chapter’s fiscal status. In addition, the treasurer works closely with the conference planning committee to process conference sponsorship funds, conference participant fees and conference expenses. This is a two-year term (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2020).

Individuals who are interested must be a member of CUPA-HR. To apply, please submit the following to Shanna Legleiter at legleiters@ksu.edu:
• Indicate why you are interested in a CUPA-HR Kansas Chapter board of directors position.
• Share your experience in higher ed HR and what you hope to specifically contribute to the CUPA-HR Kansas Chapter.
The nomination deadline is March 30, 2018.

Cleveland University-Kansas City Welcomes New Human Resource Generalist

Cleveland University-Kansas City is pleased to announce the addition of its new Human Resource Generalist, Lauri A. Brownrigg.  Lauri holds a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Personnel Administration and in Speech Communications and Human Relations from the University of Kansas.  Additionally, Lauri holds the SPHR certification through the Human Resource Certification institution as well as the SCP certification through the Society for Human Resource Management.  Lauri brings over 30 years of human resource experience and last served as a Regional Human Resource Manager for a national retail organization.  Lauri will work with the Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development to plan and administer all human recourse functions of the University.

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Member Highlight: Roberta Maldonado Franzen

Roberta Maldonado Franzen, Director of Talent Acquisition at Kansas State University, presented a webinar for the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) entitled, “Laying the Foundation for a Diverse and Inclusive University Workforce on May 25, 2017.

Roberta shared insights from her institution, which is actively involved in the recruitment and retention of high caliber, diverse students, faculty, and staff as well as promoting a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Kansas State University established the Office of Diversity and each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance. Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years. Multicultural students account for 15 percent of the student population, a university record and continuing trend.

McPherson College makes the 2016 Honor Roll for The Chronicle’s “Great Colleges to Work For”

McPherson College is a private, liberal arts college in central Kansas.  We were so pleased to receive national recognition by the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2015 and then again in 2016.  We were amazed to be part of the honor roll recipients  in 2016.  The categories our college community coveted high marks as  being a great place to work in were:   job satisfaction, work/life balance, teaching environment, professional/career development, tenure clarity & process, collaborative government, supervisor or department chair relationship, respect & appreciation, confidence in senior leadership, compensation & benefits, and  facilities, workplace & security.  Many faculty and staff wear the great colleges logo proudly in their daily correspondence with our students, our college community, the world and beyond.   Additionally our college website leverages the logo for potential students as well as applicants to view.  As the one-person shop for all human resources for the college, Brenda Stocklin-Smith can wholeheartedly proclaim that McPherson College is the greatest place to work!

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