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.

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, Organizationalzational Development & Training, Syracuse University
  • Leah Isgar, Dual Career & Talent Acquisition Manger, Syracuse University
  • Kirra Franzese, Director, Recruitment & Employment, Ithaca College

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