Michigan HERC

Michigan HERC Regional MapMichigan HERC was established in 2007 as collaborative response of colleges and universities in Michigan to the many challenges of academic recruitment and retention.  Administration is housed at Michigan State University.  Michigan HERC’s core values are excellence and diversity in Michigan’s higher education workforce and the promotion of work/life balance through assistance to dual career couples. 

Contact Michigan HERC

Melanie Trowbridge
Regional Director

Membership Information 

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Regional Governance

Michigan HERC Advisory Board is a self-governing consortium, with each member institution able to play a role in making decisions and shaping its future.  An Advisory Board drawn from member institutions provides policy and operational oversight.  *Emeriti/ae Board Members

  • Catherine Berrigan, Dual Career Coordinator, University of Michigan
  • Gretta Clay, Human Resources Representative, Western Michigan University
  • Joi Cunningham, Director of Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives, Oakland University
  • Theodore H. Curry II, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources, Michigan State University
  • Cathy Kubiak, SPHR, Executive Director of Human Resources, Grand Rapids Community College
  • Steve Nelson, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, University of Detroit Mercy
  • Mamie T. Thorns, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity Programs, Saginaw Valley State University
  • Kara Yermak, Assistant Director Academic Human Resources, Michigan State University
  • *Gail Arnold, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources & Organizational Development, Wayne County Community College District
  • *Sharon Ewles, Staffing Manager, Mott Community College
  • *Ann Hall, Assistant Provost, Alma College
  • *Bassam Harik, Vice Provost Budget & Personnel, Western Michigan University (retired)
  • *Glenda Haskell, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, UM–Ann Arbor (retired)
  • *Warren Hills, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Western Michigan University (formerly Associate Vice President–Human Resources, Ferris State University)
  • *Jon Jellema, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Grand Valley State University
  • *Gregory Knoff, Director of Human Resources, College for Creative Studies
  • *Wendy Kraynak, Manager of Recruitment & Employment, Delta College
  • *Robert Martin, Associate Vice Provost, Central Michigan University (retired)

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