Welcome to the Southern California Chapter!


Save the date for our Summer 2019 Networking Dinner and Conference on

June 13 & 14, 2019. The Conference will be held at

Westmont College in Santa Barbara.

More details provided here.

Thanks to our partnership with generous sponsors, conferences are FREE to members!


Stay connected all year via the online community!

The CUPA-HR Southern California Chapter has an online community for local professionals in higher education to share ideas, challenges, questions and other relevant information with one another. Anyone can participate in our chapter community, regardless of CUPA-HR membership. The only requirement is that each person have a free CUPA-HR website account. National members and individuals who have registered for events on the site already have accounts. To create a new account, simply click the Log In link at the top of any page of the CUPA-HR website and look for the Create a New Account option. Be sure to identify your institution as your organization.

It is easy to join to our chapter’s online community!

Visit CUPA-HR Connect

Sign In in using your CUPA-HR username and password

Find our chapter among those listed

Click “Join”


After you join, you can customize your communication preferences, post questions and reply to others online or via email.

For more detailed information, please visit our Event Registration page.

Questions? Contact a chapter officer.

Thank you to all our Meeting Sponsors!

Conferences are FREE to members because of the generous support of our sponsors. Be sure to stop by their table and thank them!

Meet the CUPA-HR SoCal Chapter Board of Directors:

Gail Deutsch, President

Michael Yates, President-elect

Dana Nagengast , Past President

Abbie Kane, Treasurer

Ramona Agrela, Secretary

Peter Maljian, At-large Sponsor Relations Coordinator

Earline (Earl) Ventura, At-large Program Coordinator

Susan Kaneshiro, At-large Communication-Media Relations Coordinator


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