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  • Aug 9
    Next Stages Next Steps Career Workshop
    Chicago, Illinois
    August 9 - 11, 2018 - Hyatt Place Chicago/River North - Chicago, Illinois

    Hosted by HERS and delivered with Academic Search, Inc., this program invites women leaders exploring directorships, deanships, vice presidencies, provost roles and comparable leadership positions in any department, unit or area in a college or university setting.

    Next Stages Next Steps participants will explore how to identify positions that align well with their strengths and professional aspirations as well as how to prepare materials for the senior level academic search process typically conducted by search firms. Additionally, workshop participants will learn how to navigate the search process, which includes search committee interviews and campus visits, and how to develop a network of supporters to help them succeed.

    Workshop Fees
    On/Before July 9, 2018: $1,499
    After July 9, 2018: $1,999

    Please note, walk-ins will not be accepted. Tuition rates do not include hotel accommodations.

    Hotel Information
    HERS has reserved a block of hotel rooms offered at a group rate at the Hyatt Place Chicago/River North. Please call them at (312) 755-1600 to reserve your room once you register for the workshop.

    The hotel is located at:
    66 Illinois Street
    Chicago, IL 60654


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  • We Need Your Updated Contact Information!

    Attention all HERS Alumnae: Please click on the link above to update your current contact information for the HERS Team! We have a lot of fun alumnae events coming up in 2018 and want to invite you. Update your information to ensure that you get the invites!

  • HERS Institute Faculty Member Named New President of State University New York Oneonta

    Oneonta, NY, Jan. 31, 2018: The board of trustees of the State University of New York System has named Barbara Jean Morris, Ph.D., as the next president of SUNY Oneonta. She will take office in July.

    Dr. Morris is a graduate of San Diego State University in California, where she majored in political science. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Morris is also a HERS Institute Faculty Member.

  • HERS Alumna Named Dean of the School of Music and Dance at the University of Oregon

    Eugene, OR, Jan. 18, 2018: Sabrina Madison-Cannon, MFA, (University of Denver, 2013) was named the next Dean of the School of Music and Dance at the University of Oregon. Most recently she has been serving as a Professor of Dance and Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs in the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She will begin her new position in the summer of 2018.

  • HERS Alumna to Lead Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina

    Nov. 29, 2017: Alison Morrison-Shetlar, Ph.D., (Bryn Mawr, 2003) was elected to serve as acting Chancellor of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, effective January 1, 2018.

    Dr. Morrison-Shetlar currently serves as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. She is also a tenured professor of biology. Professor Morrison-Shetlar joined the faculty at Western Carolina University in 2014. From 2010 to 2014, she was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Elon University in North Carolina.

    A native of Scotland, Dr. Morrison-Shetlar holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry and a Ph.D. in biomedical science from the Dundee College of Technology in Scotland.

  • HERS Alumna Among Finalists for Chancellor of the Tri-Cities Campus of Washington State University

    Nov. 27, 2017: Sandra Haynes, Ph.D., (Bryn Mawr, 2002) is among the four finalists for Chancellor of the Tri-Cities Campus of Washington State University. She is the only woman among the finalists for the position and currently serves as the deputy provost for academic and student affairs at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado. Earlier in her career, Dr. Haynes served for 13 years as dean of the College of Professional Studies at Metropolitan State University. She earned a Ph.D. in psychology at Colorado State University.

  • HERS Alumna Examines Relationship Between Chronic Pain and Romance

    Detroit, MI, Nov. 21, 2017: Annmarie Cano, Ph.D., (Bryn Mawr, 2017) who specializes in research on chronic pain and relationships, recently completed an article about a novel mindfulness-based intervention for couples facing pain that will be available in print in 2018 from Cognitive Behavioral Practice. Cano is a professor and the associate dean of Wayne State College’s Graduate School.

  • HERS Alumnae Featured in St. Norbert College Magazine

    De Pere, WI, Nov. 10, 2017: Karlyn Crowley, Ph.D., (Bryn Mawr, 2017) and Tynisha Meidl, Ph.D., (Bryn Mawr, 2017) were recently featured in a St. Norbert College Magazine article titled “Leading Edge.” In the article, Karlyn and Tynisha discuss their experience at the 2017 HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr and how it has impacted their career goals moving forward.

  • HERS Alumna To Lead the American Association of State Colleges and Universities

    Washington, D.C., Nov. 9, 2017: Mildred Garcia, Ph.D., (Bryn Mawr, 1997) was appointed president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, effective January 22, 2018. The association, based in Washington, D.C., has 400 member institutions. The organization states that its members share a “learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development.”

  • HERS Alumna Named First Woman President of the University of New Mexico

    Albuquerque, NM, Nov. 9, 2017: Garnett S. Stokes, Ph.D., (Bryn Mawr, 2001) has been chosen to be the 22nd president of the University of New Mexico. When she takes office on March 1, she will be the first woman president in the 128-year history of the university.

    In accepting the position, Dr. Stokes said “I am honored to be selected as the University of New Mexico’s new president. I am enthusiastic about what we can accomplish together to benefit UNM’s faculty, staff, students, and alumni.”

  • HERS Alumna Named Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Larkin University

    Miami, FL, Nov. 1, 2017: Cecilia Rokusek, Ph.D., (Bryn Mawr, 1994), was recently named the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Larkin University in Miami, FL. Larkin University is Florida’s newest private non-profit university.