Higher Education Resource Services (HERS)
HERS Institutes is an educational non-profit providing leadership and management development for women in higher education administration. HERS Institutes provide an intensive 12-day curriculum that prepares women faculty and administrators for institutional leadership roles. The Institutes focus on knowledge, skills and perspectives for achieving institutional priorities and maximizing institutional resources. HERS Institute participants work with HERS Faculty and HERS Alumnae to develop the professional development plans and networks needed for advancing as leaders in higher education administration.
HERS Institutes are now offered at three locations and in two residential formats. The two Summer Institutes—held at Bryn Mawr College the last two weeks of June and at the University of Denver the last week of July and the first week of August—take advantage of the concentrated period of time during the summer for immersion in lectures, readings, group work and individual assignments. The HERS Wellesley Institute, at Wellesley College, takes place in four three-day seminars held across the academic year, two in the fall and two in the winter. This 12-day curriculum builds on HERS activities and assignments spaced over several months of working together.
Principal StaffJudith S. White, President and Executive Director
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Stacey Farnum, Research Associate
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Lakshmi Kollengode, Executive and Financial Assistant
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Shannon Martin-Roebuck, Assistant Director
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Debbie Mixon Mitchell, Associate Director for HERS Institutes
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Sarah E. Roth, Program Coordinator
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Cynthia Secor, Senior Associate
Areas of Expertise:Educational Leadership of Women & People of Color, Leadership in Education, Higher Education, Women's, Gender & Feminist Studies
Projects & Campaigns
Each of the three Institutes—HERS Bryn Mawr, HERS Denver and HERS Wellesley—deliberately seeks a diverse group of approximately 70 women leaders to share and learn from their multiple perspectives under the guidance of women faculty from higher education, national organizations, government and foundations. The participants are sponsored by a range of institutional types from different regions of the country. HERS Institute participants generally hold mid- to senior-level positions and bring expertise from many academic disciplines and organizational specialties. They also represent a range of ethnic and national groups, ages and years of experience in higher education and other related fields.
HERS in Africa
The HERS South Africa Program, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, began in 2000. Over the course of the first four years, 73 women travelled from South Africa to Wellesley College to participate in carefully tailored training opportunities and to observe administrative practice at U.S. colleges and universities. Participants were paired with women leaders at host institutions including Bryn Mawr College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Amherst College, Bridgewater State College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Curriculum focused on strategic planning, change leadership, human resource development and institutional effectiveness.
For more information visit the HERS-SA website: http://www.hers-sa.org.za
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.