Welcome to Higher Education Resource Services, better-known as HERS!
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about or to get reacquainted with us. We are here to provide women in higher education with resources and support to explore options and succeed in achieving their career goals. We are also diligently working to establish a strong network for all who are interested in gender equity in higher education. If that’s you, you’ve come to the right place.
HERS was founded in 1972 with the intent of helping women connect to job opportunities in academia. For nearly 50 years we’ve been working to create equity for women in higher education and we’ve made great strides with respect to our aims. Even with past successes, there is much work to be done and HERS plans on boldly moving onward to ensure greater diversity and equality in academic leadership moving forward.
Today the HERS Institute, our cornerstone leadership development program, is focused on responding to the current needs of higher education across all types of campuses and all sectors of campuses. Every year more than 200 women complete the Institute energized to positively impact their respective institutions as well as the world of higher education overall.
More than 5,500 women have participated in the Institute to date and are helping actualize our goal of establishing gender equity in higher education. However, we believe that we’re at just the tip of the iceberg in our work and aspire to provide accessibility to a greater number of women to participate in our programs. Interested in joining our cause? Please consider giving to HERS today.
Lastly, we want to hear from you to better understand how we can help women achieve equity and leadership in higher education. I encourage you to email me directly with your thoughts, ideas and feedback.
Again, thank you for taking the time to learn more about HERS and our passion-driven mission to shape bold leadership.