Fostering community, engagement and development among statewide higher education HR professionals

Welcome to MnCUPA-HR, the Minnesota Chapter of CUPA-HR (College and University Professional Association for Human Resources) and member of the CUPA-HR Midwest Region!  Our members are human resource professionals from a diverse group of Minnesota’s higher education institutions, both public and private.  Human resources in higher education is filled with both joys and challenges in these changing times.  Join a community of people who “get it.”  MnCUPA-HR membership is free and open to all higher education HR professionals in our area!  


Virtual MnCUPA-HR Strategic Summit

October 29, 2020

More details to come!

Virtual National Annual Conference and Expo

October 5-7, 2020
Registration is open!

Visit our Event page for more information!  


These unprecedented times serve as a potent reminder of the importance and power of community. CUPA-HR has numerous opportunities to connect colleagues across the nation for resources, guidance, and support. Click here to connect. Additionally, a comprehensive digest of timely resources for Higher Ed practitioners may be accessed on CUPA-HR’s site: CUPA-HR Knowledge Center – COVID-19 Resources. On behalf of the MnCUPA-HR Board, we are proud to walk alongside you in these uncharted waters.


Our partners at the University of Minnesota recently shared some helpful information regarding remote work via a webinar through the University of Minnesota Alumni Association titled Working Remotely, Now What?. In an effort to stay connected with you during these challenging times, we wanted to broadly share this resource.

If you have a resource you’d like to share with the community, please email Jessica McCann ().


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela

What a privilege it is to be part of institutions that are helping to change the world!  In the ever-changing environment of human resources, CUPA-HR has a wealth of information to help you stay updated on new legislation as it applies in higher education, toolkits, webinars, and more. Explore their website at www.cupahr.org!