HERC of the Carolinas

Established in 2016, HERC of the Carolinas is a collaborative response of higher education institutions to the many challenges of academic recruitment and retention, with a particular focus on diversity and dual-career partners. HERC of the Carolinas currently includes members across North and South Carolina. HERC of the Carolinas 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. East Carolina University serves as the lead institution for the HERC of the Carolinas.

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Membership Information

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Regional Governance

HERC of the Carolinas Advisory Board is a self-governing consortium, with each member institution playing a role in making decisions and shaping its collective future.

Advisory Board Members

  • Chair, Jennie Matthews, HR Specialist, Mars Hill University
  • Vice Chair, Jennifer Muir, Administrator, Department of Emergency Medicine, East Carolina University
  • Engagement Chair, Heather Parlier, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Institutional Equity, and General Counsel, UNC Asheville
  • Communications Chair, Nikeshia Jackson Gilliam, Director, Human Resources, Converse College
  • Kathy McKinley, HR Director, Durham Technical Community College
  • Michelle Morris, Director of Employment and Clinical Support Services, East Carolina University
  • Nancy Ford, Director of Employment, Western Carolina University
  • Nancy Crowell, Assistant HR Director, Appalachian State University
  • Gaye Clark, Human Resources Director, Richmond Community College
  • Alexandria Flippins, Director of Talent Acquisition, The University of South Carolina
  • Susan Jones, Assistant VP of Human Resources, Greenville Technical College


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