Arjona Receives Higher Ed HR Rock Star Award

June 22, 2023

By Office of Marketing

Miranda Arjona ’15 has earned a Southern Region Higher Ed Rock Star Award from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR).

Miranda Arjona

For her positive outlook, creativity, willingness to learn, and helpful attitude, Miranda Arjona, assistant director of human resources, has earned CUPA-HR’s Southern Region Higher Ed Rock Star Award. This award recognizes an individual who is serving in the first five years of a higher-education HR career and has already made a significant impact.

Comprised of 34,000 HR professionals at nearly 2,000 member institutions around the country and abroad, CUPA-HR works to provide knowledge, resources, advocacy, and connections to achieve organizational and workforce excellence. The association also offers learning and professional development programs, higher-education workforce data, extensive online resources, and evolving regulatory and legislative information.

To be nominated for the Higher Ed HR Rock Star Award, the HR professional must have one to five years of higher-education experience and have clearly impacted the institution in the following ways: engagement, inspiration, and positive impact to department and/or institution; contribution of proactive, innovative ideas; thinking outside the box for solutions; emerging leadership skills; and passion for higher-education HR.

Whether she’s building relationships within the HR team or leading a Service Excellence subcommittee, Arjona is focused on strengthening connections and making a difference. During the pandemic, she embraced the task of assisting Student Affairs in contact tracing and consulting with her characteristic positivity and commitment and transitioned back into her talent management role just as seamlessly.

Arjona’s dedication to building relationships has not only served Rollins but also the larger higher-education community. She has spoken at two local HR events and is currently serving as president-elect of the CUPA-HR Florida chapter.

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