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Enrollment plan calls for university to extend reach to 50 states

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What They’re Saying

Genna Welsh Kasun

Director of Social Media and Content Coordination, Juniata College

CUPRAP is a fantastic professional development organization. In addition to providing a network of approachable, professional colleagues who I’ve come to count on, CUPRAP brings resources and trainings from experts at the same time that said presenters emerge into the national higher education marketing conversation. Because these trainings are so timely and cover so many topics, CUPRAP provides a learning space for designers, writers, social media managers, and other professionals to learn alongside one another. I am so grateful for CUPRAP; it has provided more than I thought a professional organization—a term that has a cold, corporate connotation to me—could.

Chuck Marsh

Director of University Relations and Marketing, Penn State Abington

Networking with other like-minded professionals in our field has been the biggest benefit of my membership in CUPRAP.  The chance to connect with colleagues in and out of sessions at the annual conference opens up a network of advice and support I use throughout the year.  I’ve found the members to be professional, experienced and always willing to share their expertise.

Cathy Skitko

Director of Communications, The Hill School

I first became involved with CUPRAP more than 20 years ago when I worked at a small liberal arts college.  When I left that position to become Director of Communications at an independent college preparatory boarding school, I wanted to remain involved with CUPRAP – even though, at that time, other secondary schools were not yet members.   I knew CUPRAP would continue to be an invaluable professional resource.  CUPRAP conferences are best in class in terms of offering relevant information, training, networking, and inspiration.  Furthermore, the culture of CUPRAP is  very collaborative and collegial.

Terry Day

Media & Public Relations Director, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

When I started at Mansfield in 1999, one of the first things my then boss Dennis Miller did was have me fill out a CUPRAP membership application. Since joining I have found CUPRAP to be the most generous organization I’ve ever been a part of. The members are willing to share and truly support each other. I have learned so much, made so many friends and having the opportunity give back to this great organization has been the highlight of my professional career.

Gale Martin

Director of Communications and Marketing, Harcum College

“CUPRAP has been invaluable to me throughout my career. I learn new things at every session and have made invaluable connections with influential reporters and other experts who have greatly helped me and my institution over the years. The time you make to attend and be present at CUPRAP events is a really smart investment in your career and in the success of your organization.”

Noel Sarah Dietrich

Director of Communications, Wilmington Montessori School

I attended my first CUPRAP conference two months into my first job in educational communications, and almost 10 years later, continue to be grateful to be part of this organization. Through CUPRAP, I’ve stayed up-to-date on the latest practices in our field, found mentors and formed lasting friendships. I look forward to remaining part of this amazing group throughout my career!