Gustavus Adolphus College Administrator Receives Distinguished Service Award

Posted on November 11th, 2004 by

Kirk Beyer, director of Human Resources at Gustavus Adolphus College, received the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources’ (CUPA-HR) 2004 Distinguished Service Award. This award is given to CUPA-HR members who have given outstanding service to the association through constituent activities, including service in governance or leadership roles or through professional development contributions in support of the association.

Beyer has been a member of CUPA-HR and worked in higher education human resources for 19 years. He is a founding member of the CUPA-HR Minnesota Chapter and served as its president in 1997. His past CUPA-HR honors include the Midwest Creative Achievement Award, the Excellence in Human Resource Practices Award, the Minnesota Chapter Distinguished Service Award, and the Midwest Region Outstanding Service Award.

Beyer received his B.A. from South Dakota State University, his M.A. from Boston University School of Management, and his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Founded more than fifty years ago and based in Knoxville, Tennessee, CUPA-HR is a nonprofit, member-supported organization that serves more than 6,300 human resource administrators at nearly 1,600 colleges and universities as well as others interested in the advancement of human resources in higher education. CUPA-HR’s National Recognition Awards Program promotes and rewards outstanding performance in the field of human resource administration.


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