Upstate New York HERC

Upstate New York HERC Map

The Upstate New York HERC (UNY HERC), established in 2006, is a non-profit organization composed of a diverse group of colleges and universities as well as research, medical, and cultural institutions. Member representatives include faculty, staff, human resources professionals, institutional leaders, and faculty relations experts. The UNY HERC includes members from the Upstate New York Region Capital Saratoga, Central Leatherstocking, Finger Lakes, Chautauqua-Allegheny, Niagara Frontier, the Adirondacks, and Thousand Islands. UNY HERC has partnered with The University at Buffalo in supporting our mission.

Dual Career Network & Resources

The Upstate New York Dual Career  Sub-Regional Resources provides general information for assisting dual career couples. The information includes relocation and community information, childcare resources, recreation opportunities and much more. You can use this information to find resources you need, or you can download these resources and provide them directly to the dual career partner/spouse.  Click here to access the resources.

The Upstate New York HERC  Dual Career Network is made up of colleagues from member institutions who are willing to exchange CV/resumes of partners and spouses in order to help them identify available positions and assist them during the search process.  
UNY members may connect directly with colleagues from other member institutions by using the directory button below "view member institutions" and find contacts within each institution or you can join our national dual career community by clicking here

View Members' Directory  View Members' JOBS


Contact Upstate New York HERC

Kari Steele
Interim Regional Director

Membership Information 

To lean more about HERC membership, click here.

Regional Governance

Upstate New York HERC is a self-governing consortium, with each member institution able to play a role in making decisions and shaping its future. 

  • Chair:  Mark Coldren, Associate Vice President, Human Resources, The University at Buffalo
  • Jamie Bluhm, Director of Workforce Planning and Recruitment, The University at Buffalo
  • Rodmon King, Chief diversity and inclusion Officer, SUNY Oswego 
  • Paula MacDonald, Associate Director, Organizational Development & Training, Syracuse University
  • Leah Isgar, Dual Career & Talent Acquisition Manger, Syracuse University
  • Kirra Franzese, Director, Recruitment & Employment, Ithaca College


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