HERS Notes

Sharing insight and advice on women’s leadership in higher education.

Verna Fitzsimmons Named New President of HERS

April 16, 2018 Media Contact: Liz Johnson, Marketing & Recruiting Manager, HERS, (303) 871-6717, elizabeth.johnson355@du.edu The Board of Directors of HERS is delighted to announce that Verna Fitzsimmons, Ph.D., has been selected as the next president of HERS. Fitzsimmons will … Continue reading

HERS Board of Directors Announces Retirement of Dr. Judith White

HERS Board of Directors Announces Retirement of Dr. Judith White President and Executive Director of HERS 2005 – 2018 It is with deep appreciation and admiration that the Board of Directors of HERS writes to inform you of the retirement … Continue reading

Wellness, Well-Being, and Emotional Health: What We Have in Common?

By: Ray Burgman, Director of HERS Institutes Wellness and well-being are trendy topics and yet, last year and this year when I traveled to Kampala, Uganda and Ile Ife, Osun, Nigeria, I realized these topics cut across continents and cultures. … Continue reading

You Just Had to be There (ACPA 2015 Annual Convention)

By: Ray Burgman, Director of HERS Institutes Whenever I take an exceptional vacation, I never have the right words to express how great it was. I say, “You had to be there.” These days I say the same thing about … Continue reading

Keep Going: New Adventures in East Africa

By: Raymonda Burgman, Director of HERS Institutes Can you imagine traveling 28 hours, changing planes in Minneapolis and Amsterdam with a stop in Kigali, for a 20-minute speech? During my time at the HERS-East Africa program meeting, I learned how … Continue reading

The gendering of leadership: understanding through the lens of sameness and difference?

By: Susan Henking, Ph.D. President, Shimer College Concerns about the gendering of leadership remain important for our nation and for higher education. What was previously labeled the glass ceiling is now understood as a labyrinth, true. The barriers to women’s … Continue reading

“No se termina nunca de nacer” ~ Nicanor Parra, Chile, 1914

By: Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. President, Naugatuck Valley Community College It was a bright and sunny day, pregnant with possibilities.  1964 was on my mind.  Fifty years to mark groundbreaking civil rights legislation, affirmation that this is a country … Continue reading

Intro to Summit Reflections

The HERS Summit for Women Presidents & Chancellors took place April 10-12, 2014 in our home city of Denver.  Sixty-five women presidents and chancellors and other women leaders in higher education gathered to reflect on their experiences leading transformative change … Continue reading

Welcome to HERS Notes

By:  Judith S. White Edited By: Suzanne Sable If you are new to HERS, we are delighted you are here! You are joining a thriving community of nearly 5000 HERS Institute Alumnae, senior women leaders in higher education, and advocates, … Continue reading