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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.

Doug teDuits
"HERC is a critical aspect of our institution’s recruitment and retention strategy. With HERC membership, the University of Houston, Downtown is reaching a highly educated and diverse talent pool for our jobs and contributing to OFCCP compliance. We have also benefited from HERC partnerships with vendors that offer significant savings on products and services. Regional member meetings allow us to share ideas, trends, and best practices with colleagues at institutions in the region. HERC membership is a great investment that returns a high yield in dividends."

- Doug teDuits, Assistant Vice President for Talent Management and Affirmative Action Officer, University of Houston, Downtown

Geographic Region

Upstate New York HERC Map

Upstate NY HERC covers Capital Saritoga, Central Leatherstocking, Finger Lakes, Chautauqua-Allegheny, Niagara Frontier, the Adirondacks, and Thousand Islands.

Featured Member Institutions

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