Higher Education Resource Services (HERS)
Ph. (303) 871-6866
Janell Gotier-Juanda, Executive and Financial Assistant
Ph. (303) 871-6472
Shannon Martin-Roebuck, Director of Operations
Ph. (303) 871-3975
Suzanne Sable, Program and Communications Coordinator
Ph. (303) 871-6866
Elizabeth Suarez, Director
Judith S. White, President and Executive Director
Ph. (303) 871-6524
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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.
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.
Reports & Resources
HERS is a national leadership development program for women in higher education administration. The office sponsors professional development activities designed to improve the professional capacities and status of women in higher education. The Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration co-sponsored by HERS and Bryn Mawr College was first held in 1976. Since then over two-thousand women administrators from the United States Canada, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, the Virgin Islands, Guam, Bermuda, Sweden, Wales, Iran, Singapore, and the Netherlands have attended. The HERS Management Institute at Wellesley College was first held in 1978 and there are over one-thousand alumnae. The HERS office has been located at the University of Denver since 1982 and in 2004 moved into the Merle Catherine Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women.