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About Michigan HERC

Who We Are

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

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.


To promote equity and excellence in higher education recruitment in Michigan.


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


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

Michigan HERC was established in 2007 as collaborative response of colleges and universities in Michigan to the many challenges of academic recruitment and retention.  Michigan HERC’s core values are excellence and diversity in Michigan’s higher education workforce and the promotion of work/life balance through assistance to dual career couples. 

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“HERC membership offers the University of Wisconsin River Falls online recruitment advertising, help for our dual-career couples, professional development meetings and webinars, and member discounts. All of these benefits are included in very affordable annual membership dues.”

- Donna Robole, SPHR, Director of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin River Falls

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