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K-State Today

July 10, 2017



Legleiter appointed president of CUPA-HR Kansas Chapter

By Human Capital Services

Shanna Legleiter

Human Capital Services' Shanna Legleiter, director of learning and development, is the new president of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, or CUPA-HR, Kansas Chapter.

Legleiter served as the president-elect since March 2015. She became president of the chapter on July 1 and will continue in this role for one year. The chapter mission is to promote excellence through collaboration among human resource professionals at institutions of higher education in the state.

The chapter began in March 2015 with several human resources professionals around the state of Kansas collaborating to start the chapter. Under her leadership as president-elect, she has served as the chapter planning committee chair leading a team of human resources professionals to host two conferences at K-State. This year's conference also will be at the K-State Alumni Center in November.

Since 2015, the association's board of directors has secured 178 human resources chapter members from 40 various higher education institutions across the state of Kansas.

College and University Professional Association for Human Resources hails six strategic priorities that guide the work for professionals including:

  1. Create learning and development opportunities that help ensure present and future professional excellence and success.
  2. Proactively influence legislative and regulatory issues that impact higher education, human resources and the higher education workforce.
  3. Identify emerging human resources and higher education trends and address their impact on the higher education workplace.
  4. Embody a culture of excellence through diversity, inclusion and equitable practices in order to achieve excellence in higher education.
  5. Engage CUPA-HR leaders and higher education human resources professionals in work related to CUPA-HR strategic priorities.
  6. Deliver salary research, analysis and reporting resources that are the benchmark for higher education.

Legleiter said she looks forward to increasing professional development opportunities beyond the annual conference for chapter members.