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.
Summit for Women in STEM
8:30AM - Wheaton College - Mars Center for Science and Technology
HERS encourages alumnae and their colleagues to bring their students to participate in the inaugural Summit for Women in STEM at Wheaton College, Saturday, April 8, 8:30AM-5PM EDT. The Wheaton Summit is a great opportunity for faculty to gather for conversations about their own careers in STEM and about ways to advance the work of their students in STEM. HERS alumnae will have a chance to reconnect and hear more about the new work that HERS is doing through a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support women’s leadership in STEM higher education.
Next Stages, Next Steps
3:00PM - Atlanta Marriott Marquis
April 20-22, 2017
Hosted by HERS & Academic Search with support from the Henry Luce Foundation
The program invites women exploring deanships, associate vice president/provost roles, and comparable positions in all administrative areas. As part of our HERS Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program, we will have specific advising for women in STEM academic leadership. Working with consultants from Academic Search and HERS Alumnae currently serving in executive and senior roles, attendees 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.
Before March 20, 2017: $1,250
After March 20, 2017: $1,950
(includes most meals; accommodations not included)
Last day to register: Monday, April 3, 2017
Forward Together: Building a Diverse Community of Women Leaders
7:00AM - Atlanta Marriott Marquis
To further connect with HERS Alumnae and community members across the nation, HERS is hosting an inaugural regional conference in Atlanta, "Forward Together: Building a Diverse Community of Women Leaders," on April 20, 2017.
Sponsored by TIAA, this not-to-miss conference is an opportunity for leaders - HERS Alumnae, colleagues and friends - in the southeastern region to come together to discuss issues relevant to the success of higher education and you:
- Committing to Developing Successful Communities of Excellence
- Wellness Planning for Women in Higher Education
- A Holistic Approach to Community Engagement
$225 (includes breakfast and lunch on April 20th)
Last day to register: Monday, April 10, 2017
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.
DeMethra LaSha Bradley, Ed.D. (Bryn Mawr 2015) was named Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Macalester College, MN. Her appointment began July 2016.
Anne De Luca (Bryn Mawr 2000) has been named the inaugural Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Harvard University. Currently Associate Vice Chancellor for Admissions and Enrollment at the University of California Berkeley, Anne will join Harvard in late summer 2016.
Dr. Diane M. Snow, HERS Wellesely Almuna (2014), has been named Dean of the John V. Roach Honors College at Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, TX, effective Aug. 22, 2016.
Maureen Ryan, HERS Bryn Mawr Alumna (2000), has been named Dean of the College of Arts & Letters at the University of Southern Mississippi.