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.

Contact HERC of the Carolinas

Patrice M Frede
Regional Director

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, Lori McMahonAssociate Provost, Academic Budget, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Kathy McKinley, HR Director, Durham Technical Community College
  • Michelle Morris, Director of Employment and Clinical Support Services, East Carolina University
  • Vice Chair, Jennie Matthews, HR Specialist, Mars Hill University
  • Nikeshia Jackson Gilliam, Director, Human Resources, Converse College
  • Zan Jones, Associate Vice-President for HR and Chief Diversity Officer, Winthrop University
  • Nancy Ford, Director of Employment, Western Carolina University
  • Nancy Crowell, Assistant HR Director, Appalachian State University
  • Anita G. Clark, Human Resources Director, Richmond Community College
  • Hernandez Hicks, Director of Talent & Acquisition, The University of South Carolina
  • Susan Jones, Assistant VP of Human Resources, Greenville Technical College


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