Mission & Vision

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 enhances individual and institutional capacity and competitiveness.

The Chapter is organized and is to be operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of sections 501(c)(3) and 170(c)(2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provisions of any further United States Internal Revenue law). The Chapter shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on by organizations exempt from federal income tax under these statutes.

The purpose will be accomplished through:

  1. The Chapter shall exist to facilitate the exchange of ideas, to conduct research and analysis and to transmit information which will enhance the opportunities for professional growth and development among HR practitioners in the field of Higher Education.
  2. Foster increased unity, collaboration and cooperation among all institutions of higher education in the state.
  3. Provide opportunities for networking and the exchange of human resources knowledge and experiences among human resources practitioners of higher education institutions in Greater New York.
  4. Provide quality and timely educational programming and information to keep members informed about human resources (HR) issues and topics, including relevant legislation enacted which may impact higher education policies, procedures, regulations and interpretations.
  5. Provide in-state, professional development HR workshops.
  6. Encourage informal brainstorming sessions to stimulate dialogue for views and information on critical national, regional and state HR and higher education issues.
  7. Promote diversity and awareness for the respect of cultural differences within the higher education environment.
  8. Supplement and support the mission and focus of both the National CUPA-HR and Eastern Region CUPA-HR organizations.

In support of the national organization, chapter leaders will strive to apply the following values to the work of the Chapter:

  1. Inclusive Membership – We perceive CUPA-HR to be the collective voice of the higher education human resource community and strive to ensure that our membership includes all institutions, individuals and organizations with a vested interest in the higher education human resource profession.
  2. Integrity  – We honor our commitments, make decisions in the best interest of our members, and act as responsible stewards of association resources.
  3. Excellence  – We hold to the highest standards in all that we do as we endeavor to exceed our members’ expectations.
  4. Partnerships – We recognize the benefits of partnership and explore all opportunities to collaborate with other associations and organizations to advance our objectives.
  5. Responsiveness – We respond to member needs, inquiries and requests in a timely manner and consistently seek their feedback to improve our products and services.
  6. Diverse Perspectives – We value diverse points of view and actively solicit the input of our members in making decisions about the association.