Welcome to the Southern California Chapter!


We have an exciting announcement!

Please see an important message from our SoCal Chapter President here.

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

Platinum Sponsor:


Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors:



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:

Michael Yates, President

Abbie Kane, President-Elect

Gail Deutsch, Past President

Ramona Agrela, Secretary

Alisha French, Treasurer

David Forgues, At-large Sponsor Relations Coordinator

Earline (Earl) Delos Santos, At-large Program Coordinator

Susan Kaneshiro, At-large Communication-Media Relations Coordinator

Peter Maljian, Board Advisor


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