LSU’s Haley “Niki” Norton Selected for Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders Program

Nikki Norton05/17/2021
BATON ROUGE – Haley “Niki” Norton, assistant vice president for the Office of Human Resource Management at LSU, is one of six College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, or CUPA-HR, members who have been selected to participate in the 2021-22 Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders program.

The year-long program recognizes volunteer leaders from across the country who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and initiative within higher education HR and desire to play an active role in advancing the profession. The unique opportunity provides peer interaction and connection with CUPA-HR leaders as an integral part of the cohort’s learning experience. Participants engage in problem-solving work groups and develop deep networks with peers while gaining an inside look at CUPA-HR’s operations and structure.

Emerging CUPA-HR leaders are identified and nominated by CUPA-HR leadership at the region and national levels, and are selected based on their knowledge, leadership skills, engagement with CUPA-HR and demonstrated willingness to advance higher education HR. 

Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders program facilitators include Leanne Fuller, director of human resource services at Auburn University; Theresa Elliot-Cheslek, vice president and chief human resource officer at Washington State University; and Julie Boggs, director of member marketing and engagement at CUPA-HR.

“We are excited to welcome this year’s Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders cohort,” CUPA-HR President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Brantley said. “These individuals bring a wealth of leadership experiences to CUPA-HR and to the profession, and we’re so fortunate to have them in the program this year.”

The 2021-22 Emerging CUPA-HR Leader cohort will serve until June 30, 2022.

CUPA-HR is higher ed HR, serving higher education by providing the knowledge, resources, advocacy and connections to achieve organizational and workforce excellence. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and serving more than 33,000 HR professionals and other campus leaders at nearly 2,000 member institutions and organizations around the country and abroad, the association offers learning and professional development programs, higher education salary and benefits data, extensive online resources and just-in-time regulatory and legislative information.



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