Fuller wins CUPA-HR Midwest award Karon Fuller, director of human resources for The University of South Dakota for the past 26 years, has received the Outstanding Service Award from the Midwest Region of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). The CUPA-HR awards program is designed to promote and reward outstanding performance in the field of human resource administration.
Fuller has been a member of CUPA-HR for more than 16 years and has served the association at both the regional and national levels. She served as South Dakota state membership coordinator on the national board from 1994-1999 and as membership coordinator on the Midwest Regional board of directors from 1999-2003. Fuller has also served as a sponsor for first time CUPA-HR conference attendees. She was instrumental in bringing the 2004 CUPA-HR Midwest Regional conference to Rapid City.
Over the course of her career and through her CUPA-HR involvement, Fuller has served as a mentor for countless HR professionals and has remained diligent in keeping abreast of new and developing HR practices through professional development and self-study.
"Fuller's long-term commitment to CUPA-HR serves to demonstrate her leadership in the HR profession and the association," said Nancy Grassel, who nominated Fuller and who serves as director of human resources and budget at Dakota State University.
"She has long been an advocate for the organization, encouraging her staff and professional peers to support CUPA-HR through membership and other means."
Founded more than 50 years ago, CUPA-HR is a member-supported, nonprofit organization serving more than 6,300 human resource administrators at nearly 1,600 colleges and universities as well as others interested in the advancement of human resources in higher education.