Join the Board

Interested in joining the NC CUPA-HR Board?

The North Carolina chapter of CUPA-HR (NC CUPA-HR) supports the purpose of National 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 have the great privilege of representing and serving community colleges as well as the state and private colleges/universities in North Carolina.

Input and involvement from the membership is critical to the success of NC CUPA-HR and we thank you in advance for your commitment to the organization. We are always looking for great talent to join the board and are asking for your help in identifying candidates. Serving as a member of the Board offers incredible opportunities to continue your own development and build your professional network in the higher education human resources profession.

Interested in learning more about the different roles on the Board?  Read the Board Member Position Overview for details about each of board member’s role.

Frequently Asked Questions: Joining the Board

What is required to be a member of the board?

  • Have a commitment to the Chapter and its activities. (2-3 board meetings a year and attendance at NC CUPA-HR events).
  • Be a human resources professional who is currently in the field with no less than 50% of his/her job devoted to human resources activities.
    Individuals holding a position on the “executive committee” must be listed as a representative of a higher education institution that is a member of the CUPA-HR national organizations. (President, President Elect, Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer)
  • Provide leadership that is consistent with CUPA-HR’s commitment to providing equal opportunity for participation in all aspects of the organization without regard to race, gender, national/ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability status.

What is the financial commitment?

  • The board meets 2-3 times a year. One of these meetings is held the morning of the first day of the conference. Board members (or their institutions) are responsible for covering the cost of travel to these meetings. These meetings are held during business hours. If the board meeting is more than 3 hours away from the member’s home campus, the board will cover one night hotel’s stay.
  • The members are expected to attend the spring workshop and fall conference. Registration fees for the events are covered by the individual or their institution. Fees for the spring workshop are generally around $50-$60 for the full day workshop. The spring event is generally held in the Triangle/Piedmont area of the state to lessen the need for overnight travel. Fees for the fall conference are generally around $150 for a 2 ½ day conference and lodging is generally around $150 a night (2-3 night stay depending on location).

What is the term length?

  • The term of office for all Board of Directors is two consecutive years. Terms begin on July 1 of the fiscal year and end on June 30 two years later.

What is the process to join the board?

  • During election years, the first step is to submit an interest form to the board. This form is not available until positions become available on the board. Individuals can nominate themselves or other candidates. Nominations are reviewed and voted upon by the Board. Results are presented at the spring workshop in the corresponding years.
  • To be eligible to serve as President-Elect, the candidate must have served as a member of the Board of Directors for the previous term and been recommended to the membership by the Board of Directors. This position automatically succeeds the current President upon the completion of the term as President-Elect.

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