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November 25, 2020 @ 6:01AM

Testing or just take care?

Similar to college COVID-19 reporting and dashboards, the plans for students and testing prior to going home for Thanksgiving...

November 23, 2020 @ 6:55PM

Enrolling a class during COVID

Muhlenberg College in Allentown PA, one of our member institutions, is featured in this article in the Chronicle of...

What They’re Saying

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.”

Heather Johns

Director of Content Strategy, Bucknell University

CUPRAP is great for connecting with professionals who can offer practical solutions to challenges we all face in higher ed communications.

Annmarie Ely

Media Relations and Publications Coordinator, Delaware Valley University

“CUPRAP has been a great resource for me as a young professional. The spring conference provides an opportunity to get together with people working in higher education and learn about a variety of topics. I always come away from CUPRAP events with new ideas and solutions that I can take back with me to use in my career. The email list is also a good place to ask questions and get advice from peers at other institutions.”