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June 10, 2021 @ 6:49AM

2021 CUPPIE Award winners announced

CUPRAP is honored to announce the 14th annual CUPPIE Award winners. Despite the challenges related to the pandemic, members...

June 9, 2021 @ 6:59AM

The importance of networking

Our members and those in the marketing and communications field understand the importance of networking. It is equally as...

What They’re Saying

Jacquelyn Muller

Senior Director of Marketing Communication , Grove City College

Having been an active member of this organization for nearly three decades, I can attest to the strong sense of mission, collective conscience and professional expertise CUPRAP brings to aspiring and career higher education marketing communications professionals. CUPRAP is a perennial leader in the space bringing the best and brightest together to deliver best of class experiences that strengthen institutional messaging and market positions. Here, you’ll find a home among highly-regarded colleague professionals who understand the challenges we undertake and opportunities we pursue in a complex climate. At CUPRAP, you’ll enjoy the benefit of professional growth and development alongside great communicators and marketers from all walks of higher education providers. Our team at Grove City College remains closely connected to peers who can help us achieve best in class status.

Jamie Yates

Executive director of communications and marketing, Gettysburg College

Of all of the higher education marketing conferences I have attended, CUPRAP is by far my favorite. The sessions are informational and relevant and the presenters are the top of their field. Perhaps most importantly, I’ve been able to form meaningful and lasting relationships at the conference. Colleagues (friends!) who have provided me with guidance and support throughout the years.

Gail Towns

Executive Director, Marketing & Communications, Georgian Court University

I (heart) CUPRAP! It’s where I found professional development opportunities, for sure. More than that, I found professionals like me trying to do a lot with a little—and it’s where I learned that it can be done. CUPRAP members are the best: knowledgeable, experienced, willing to share, and above all, willing to support you. They get me—and like me, they love what they do for their institutions and students.

Lisa Baldi

Director of Strategic Communications, Penn State Berks

Since joining CUPRAP, I have gained a great deal of knowledge and insight into the fields of marketing and communication for higher education from a network of professionals who face the same opportunities and challenges day after day. The colleagues I have met through CUPRAP – many of whom have become friends – have been incredibly generous in sharing their experiences and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. The fall workshop and spring conference, which feature all the hottest and most timely topics in higher education communication and provide valuable networking opportunities, are two highlights of my year. The CUPRAP community is like no other, and it provides a valuable experience for higher education communicators at every stage of their careers.

Paul Redfern

Vice President for University Communications, St. Lawrence University

I have been a member of CUPRAP for more than ten years. The organization has provided tremendous value to me and my team. The programming at the annual conference and workshops are relevant and timely. The connections that I have made with people are long-term and deep. Due to CUPRAP I have developed a network of close colleagues that I can count on and have helped me to develop as a stronger communications professional. CUPRAP has consistently offered the best value for my professional development dollar without question.

Angela Burrows

AVP for Marketing and Communications, Edinboro University

“I’ve been involved with CUPRAP for most of my years in higher education.  I continue to appreciate the exposure it provides to a network of professionals who face many of the same challenges and opportunities.   Those of us in this sometimes crazy field of Marketing and Communications face some unique stresses, and experience victories and successes that can only be fully appreciated by those in similar roles.  The mission of higher education is noble and those of us responsible for promoting our institutions and protecting them from reputational damage hold privileged positions.  I enjoy the CUPRAP community and the friends and colleagues I’ve met along the way.”