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About Upstate NY HERC

Vision 

To promote equity and excellence in higher education recruitment in Upstate New York.

Mission

The Upstate New York HERC advances member institutions’ ability to recruit and retain the most diverse and talented workforce and to assist dual-career couples.

Goals

  • Attract the most talented and diverse candidates to our member institutions.
  • Advance the efforts of member institutions to assist dual-career couples.
  • Promote Upstate New York higher education as an employment sector of choice.
  • Ensure our members remain on the cutting edge of best recruitment and retention practices.

The Upstate New York HERC was established in 2006 as collaborative response of colleges and universities in Upstate New York to the many challenges of academic recruitment and retention.  Upstate New York HERC’s core values are excellence and diversity in Upstate New York's higher education workforce and the promotion of work/life balance through assistance to dual career couples.

Who We Are

Upstate New York HERC is composed of a diverse group of public and private colleges and universities in Upstate New York that include research universities, doctoral and master’s institutions, affiliated medical schools and teaching hospitals, four-year colleges, and community colleges.

Member representatives include institutional leaders, faculty, academic and faculty affairs professionals, human resources managers and administrators, diversity officers, dual career consultants, and work-life personnel.

Janet Fleetwood
“Membership in HERC demonstrates Drexel’s commitment to recruiting practices that are engaged, transparent, and equitable. By listing our open positions for faculty and professional staff, Drexel shows its enduring commitment to a diverse and supportive academic environment.”

- Janet Fleetwood, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Strategic Development and Initiatives & Professor, Drexel University School of Public Health, Drexel University

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