About Our Chapter

Who We Are
We serve higher education by providing the knowledge, resources, advocacy and connections to achieve organizational and workforce excellence. As the association for HR professionals in higher education, CUPA-HR provides leadership on higher education workplace issues in the U.S. and abroad. Our goal is to monitor trends, explore emerging workforce issues, conduct research, and promote strategic discussions among colleges and universities. 

Nationally,  CUPA-HR has more than 23,000 HR professionals and other campus leaders at over 2,000 member organizations. Locally, our goal is to provide opportunities for our members to connect with one another and to develop professionally by hosting conferences and webinars, publishing tools and resources, and offering online communities for collaboration.  Additionally, we maintain associations which are a strong voice for higher ed on legislative and compliance issues that impact our workplace.

Introduction to our Leadership: 

CUPA-HR Louisiana Mississippi Gulf Coast Board:

President Jared Burns, J.D., MHRM, PHR– Associate Vice President of Human Resources, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

President-ElectDr. Michael Snowden-Chief Diversity Officer at McNeese State University

Treasurer–  Francine Miguel – Director of Human Resources at River Parishes Community College

Secretary–  Brandi Kuhn – Compensation Analyst at Tulane University

At-Large Members

Terrilyn Cunningham – Assistant HR Director, Employee Relations, Talent Management , LSU Health Sciences Center

Dr. Darrell Easley-Learning & Development Manager at Mississippi State University

Carla Major– Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and Professional Development at Delgado Community College

Donna Martin, Membership Engagement Liaison – Manager at McNeese State University

Past President – Brittney Richardson, MSHRM, Exec. Director of Human Resources at Dillard University

La/Miss GC Chapter Bylaws

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