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K-State Today

May 10, 2018

Stephens named to CUPA-HR national board of directors

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Jay Stephens, vice president for Human Capital Services, has been selected to serve on the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, or CUPA-HR, national board of directors.

He will serve a three-year term beginning in summer 2018.

The associate serves higher education by providing the knowledge, resources, advocacy and connections to achieve organizational and workforce excellence through its focus on the following strategic priorities:

  • Create and deliver learning and development resources to enable excellence and success for higher education HR professionals and their institutions.
  • Proactively influence legislative and regulatory issues that impact human resources, higher education and the higher education workforce.
  • Build and foster a diverse, inclusive community that connects and engages higher education HR professionals with each other, with other leaders and with the work of the association.
  • Create and deliver research, analysis and reporting resources that are the benchmark for higher education.

Before joining K-State, Stephens previously served as associate vice president of human resources at Boise State University in Idaho, director of human resources and Title IX coordinator at Southern Oregon University, director of human resources at Utah State University-Eastern, and human resources analyst III at the State of Utah Department of Human Resource Management. He was an adjunct faculty member at the College of Eastern Utah from 2005 to 2010. He previously served as a member of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources Western Region Board of Directors.