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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.
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.
“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.”
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!
Membership in CUPRAP has afforded me the opportunity to learn, lead and demonstrate my professional knowledge and skills. The annual conference is a great way to network and develop professional relationships and friendships. Through my membership I’ve had the chance to serve my profession as a conference presenter and my colleagues as a member of the board of directors.
I decided to join CUPRAP because I wanted a way to share ideas and interact with my peers at other colleges and universities. What I have found is a true community of people who are not only great communicators, but are also dedicated to the constant improvement of our craft. I have enjoyed the chance to talk shop with communicators of so many different backgrounds, who have so many different approaches to problem solving. Being a member of CUPRAP has enabled me to take on new challenges — from social media to magazine publishing — with a healthy set of fresh ideas.
Founded in 1857, Mansfield University is a dynamic blend of rich history, vibrant student life and abundant academic offerings. Serving a student body of 3,300 on a beautiful 174-acre campus, Mansfield’s modest size is one of its greatest strengths. Students enjoy small classes and interaction with caring faculty and staff. As a part of Mansfield’s efforts in “Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders,” students share their insights and help guide the university’s...