Hosted by the Midwest and Western Regions


CUPA-HR’s spring conferences have been cancelled due to the growing threat posed by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Connect and Learn

The Spring Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the only 2020 spring event hosted by CUPA-HR’s Midwest and Western Regions. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with higher ed HR colleagues and dive in to some of the most pressing HR topics on campus.

Register for Our Virtual Conference

We’re excited to present our first-ever virtual conference, April 20-21. This conference offers the opportunity to hear from several of our spring conference speakers. Learn more.  

Thank You to Our Mary Ann Wersch Premier Partners

Featured Speakers

Kicking off the conference, Linda Fisher Thornton, author of 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership, will share her model for seeing ethical complexity and offer some guiding principles for learning ethical leadership. On Monday, Dr. Kand McQueen, who studies issues of the transgender experience, intersexuality and the inadequacies of the two-and-only-two sex/gender way of thinking, will make the case for a greater acceptance of ALL human beings. Rounding out the conference, Phyllis Braxton-Frierson, who has worked in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for more than 20 years and serves as CEO and founder of PINK Consulting, will share how we can build a common foundation of understanding around DEI in our campus communities.


Preconference Workshop- DataonDemand Lab

During this hands-on lab, you’ll work with CUPA-HR’s research team to explore ways to use CUPA-HR’s DataOnDemand tool to make informed strategic decisions for your campus. LEARN MORE »

Continuing Education Credits

The conference has been pre-approved for 9.5 hours of continuing education credits through HRCI and SHRM.

Explore Minneapolis

The Minneapolis-St. Paul area is incredibly diverse. Visitors will find upscale lodging, dining and award-winning theater, all in an area with dozens of parks, trails and green space. LEARN MORE »

Plan Your Trip


Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403


Our Sponsors

Mary Ann Wersch Premier Partners

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