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About Central Midwest HERC

The Central Midwest HERC's vision is to promote equity and excellence in higher education recruitment worldwide and to be a premier resource for recruitment and retention of highly trained, diverse applicants to higher education institutions and community partners in the region.

Mission

To advance the ability of member institutions to recruit and retain the most diverse and talented workforce and to assist dual-career couples. 

Purpose

To facilitate dual-career and diversity hiring at member institutions through the sharing of best practices, information, and resources, as well as the cultivation of partnerships to further shared goals and interests.

Goals

The Central Midwest HERC seeks to:

  • Create a robust, multi-institution network that strengthens participating institutions and the region as a whole;
  • Serve as a recruiting, marketing, and professional development resource for HERC member institutions;
  • Enhance the ability of member institutions to connect spouses/partners of candidates and new hires to regional employment opportunities, including through partnerships with key partners from business and industry;
  • Generate cost savings and efficiencies for member institutions through education regarding the national discount and cooperative advertising programs, partnerships, and services; and
  • Evaluate HERC’s qualitative and quantitative return on investment.

Administration

The Central Midwest HERC is governed by an Advisory Board drawn from its member institutions and administered through the University of Iowa (UI). The program coordination will be performed by the Central Midwest HERC Director, a UI employee.  As such, the UI will provide accounting services, technology support, personnel services, and business and grant administrative services. 

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Linda Pipitone
"Because of HERC, we were able to hire a well-qualified young man for an assessment position at Fontbonne University in our College of Global Business and Professional Studies. Certain positions, such as this, in higher education are tougher to fill, but the HERC makes us visible to excellent candidates from our region and throughout the country. It is money well spent!"

- Linda Pipitone, Director of Human Resources, Fontbonne University

Heather Yu
"I’m part of a dual-career couple and HERC enabled me to find the perfect part-time Neuroscience fellowship at Stonehill College."

- Heather Yu, PhD, Neuroscience Fellow, Stonehill College

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