What helps a community thrive?  Staying connected and empowering one another. Spread across the country and around the world, the HERS community is a diverse group that shares a passion for advancing women’s leadership in the academic sector and beyond.  From HERS Alumnae to senior women leaders in higher education, from organizations advocating for gender equality to associations committed to expanding access, the HERS online community is a rich resource of information and opportunities – developed for our growing community encouraging connections and empowerment.

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  • Oct 29
    Next Stages, Next Steps Career Workshop
    Claremont, CA
    3:00PM - Pomona College

    Next Stages, Next Steps Career Workshop
    Hosted by HERS & Academic Search
    October 29-31, 2017
    Pomona College | Claremont, CA

    Working with consultants from Academic Search and HERS Alumnae currently serving in executive and senior roles, Next Stages, Next Steps participants will explore how to identify the right positions, prepare materials for search processes, learn how to navigate the search process including search committee interviews and campus visits, and develop a network of supporters needed to succeed.

    The program invites women exploring deanships, associate vice president/provost roles and comparable positions in all areas. As part of our HERS Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program, funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, we will have additional resources for women interested in STEM academic leadership.

    If you have questions about the workshop, please contact HERS President Judith S. White at judith.white@du.edu.


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  • HERS Alumna is now President Emerita, Shimer College

    Susan Henking, HERS Alumna (Wellesley) who also served as Managing Director for the Wellsley and Bryn Mawr locations for several years, is now President Emerita of Shimer College and recently was honored with a Doctor of Letters, honors causa by the College. Susan successfully led Shimer for five years, identifying a strategic solution to its decades long financial concerns that preserved faculty positions, strengthened student financial aid and continued the curricular and pedagogical uniqueness of Shimer College. The hard won and innovative solution sustains Shimer’s educational mission while stabilizing it as the Shimer Great Books School of North Central College. After a year of historically successful fund raising and significant regulatory approvals, North Central acquired Shimer on June 1, 2017. Susan is looking forward to new adventures in the coming months and can be reached at henking@hws.edu

  • Dr. Boyd Accepts New Appointment at USC

    Dr. Fenice B. Boyd (Wellesley 2016) was named Chair and Professor of the Department of Instruction and Teacher Education in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. Her appointment begins on July 16, 2017.

  • Alumna Named Dean at TWU

    Dr. Carolyn Kapinus (Wellesley 2015) was named Dean of the Graduate School at Texas Woman’s University. Her position will begin August 1, 2017.

  • Bryn Mawr Alumna Accepts New Appointment

    Kim Tobin (Bryn Mawr 2012) was named Vice President for Advancement at Colorado State University.  Her appointment will begin on July 1, 2017.