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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  • Jul 9
    Annual ALE Conference
    Charleston, SC
    12:00PM - Doubletreee by Hilton Hotel & Suites

    The 2017 conference will be held July 9-12 in Charleston, South Carolina. This year's conference theme is Cultivating Leadership Education for a Complex World. HERS is also a sponsor of the conference.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • Denver Alumna Accepts New Position at VCU

    Dr. Vanessa B. Sheppard was named Chair and Professor of the Department of Health Behavior and Policy in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University  and is the inaugural Associate Director for Disparities Research at VCU’s Massey Cancer Center.