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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. 

Leigh Dzwik
"Being a member of HERC expresses the institutional value of collaboration with other higher education institutions and shows candidates that we are willing to reach out to the whole person as a hire, not just for the position itself."

- Leigh Settlemoir Dzwik, Assistant President for Academic Human Resources, Oakland University

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