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Jeff Herring to serve as Chair-Elect on national board of directors


Jeff Herring, Chief Human Resources officer at the University of Utah, has been selected to serve as chair-elect on the national board of directors for the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) for the next fiscal year. He will serve as chair of the board during the 2021-22 fiscal year.

Herring has served on the CUPA-HR national board for five years, currently as treasurer. He has also served on CUPA-HR’s research advisory, learning and professional development, association leadership program, and public policy committees. Herring was selected to participate in the Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders program in 2013, his first year working in higher ed HR.

Herring has worked in human resources for over 15 years, including seven years at the University of Utah, where he has transformed HR functions from transactional to strategic, using operational design, strategic alignment and technology tools. Prior to his current role at the University of Utah, Herring was the executive director of the State of Utah’s Department of Human Resource Management.