PeopleAdmin and CUPA-HR Recognize Innovative Institutions That Deliver Thriving Cultures of Diversity and Inclusion

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The 2012 CUPA-HR Inclusion Cultivates Excellence Award, sponsored by PeopleAdmin, is now open for nominations

Andy Brantley, president and CEO of CUPA-HR, states, “We value PeopleAdmin’s commitment to serving the higher education market and are delighted to have them sponsor this prestigious award.”

PeopleAdmin, the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions for higher education and government, today announced the company will sponsor the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), Inclusion Cultivates Excellence Award. Since its inception in 2000, PeopleAdmin has been closely aligned with CUPA-HR based on the joint mission to deliver value to human resources professionals in higher education. PeopleAdmin is the only talent management solution provider granted CUPA-HR’s invitation-only Distinguished Partnership designation.

“In working with more than 700 institutions of higher education, we have the opportunity to see many HR thought leaders in action. As our customers strive to build better organizations and a better future, there are many incredible stories that exemplify how diversity and inclusion are key drivers of success,” said Susanne Bowen, CEO of PeopleAdmin. “We are delighted to sponsor the CUPA-HR Inclusion Cultivates Excellence Award that will acknowledge institutions that successfully cultivate inclusive environments while supporting process efficiencies, compliance policies and overall risk management.”

CUPA-HR values diversity, advocates inclusive and equitable practices, and engages its members in establishing a culture in higher education that welcomes, learns from and celebrates differences among people.

“CUPA-HR recognizes a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is essential to achieving excellence for our association and our member institutions,” states Andy Brantley, president and CEO of CUPA-HR. “We value PeopleAdmin’s commitment to serving the higher education market and are delighted to have them sponsor this prestigious award.”

The Inclusion Cultivates Excellence Award recognizes and celebrates institutional initiatives and programs that have made a significant impact with respect to inclusive and equitable workplace practices, particularly those that have brought about cultural change throughout the organization. The institution selected for the award each year will receive not only national recognition, but also a $5,000 contribution to its endowment.

Please click here to submit a nomination by March 12, 2012. Winners will be announced at the CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo 2012, Sept. 9-11, in Boston, MA.


  • The program takes a creative approach and has had a significant impact on the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and/or staff, fosters engagement and provides education that builds inclusion.
  • The program has been implemented and has been in place for at least one year with measurable results.
  • The institution’s HR department was instrumental in creating the program, and/or actively participates in the program.
  • The program demonstrates an institutional commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive community.
  • The institution that developed the program is a member of the national association (CUPA-HR).

About PeopleAdmin
Founded in 2000, PeopleAdmin leads the way in providing web-based talent management solutions for higher education and government. PeopleAdmin solutions enable clients to automate and simplify the hiring process, manage position descriptions and classifications, improve candidate communication and selection, drive a compliant, defensible process and improve reporting methods. Our offering includes applicant tracking, position management, onboarding and performance management. Delivered through a software-as-a-service model, PeopleAdmin solutions are rapidly deployed, easy-to-use and supported through a world-class customer service organization. More than 700 leading organizations throughout North America use PeopleAdmin solutions to gain talent management efficiencies while minimizing risk.


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