Greater Texas HERC

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The Greater Texas HERC was reformed in 2016 by merging the North Texas HERC and South Central Gulf of Texas HERC. The merger was a collaborative response to the many challenges of academic recruitment and retention in the Greater Texas region. The Greater Texas HERC's core values include excellence and diversity in the Texas higher education workforce and the promotion of work/life balance through assistance to dual career couples. The University of Houston houses the HERC's administration. 

The Greater Texas HERC is a non-profit organization composed of a diverse group of colleges and universities, doctoral and master’s institutions, four-year colleges, and community colleges. Member representatives include institutional leaders, faculty, academic and faculty affairs professionals, human resources managers and administrators, diversity officers, dual career consultants, and work-life personnel.

Contact Greater Texas HERC

Nikki Duncan
Regional Director

Membership Information 

To learn more about HERC membership, click here.

Regional Governance

Greater Texas 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.

  • Ebony Alexander, Director of Employee Recruitment, Tarrant County College
  • Lorre Allen, Director of Equal Opportunity, University of North Texas
  • Maria Anderson, Lone Star College System
  • Cynthia Brown, Assistant Director Human Resources, Dallas County Community College District
  • Jana Callan, Rice University
  • Dr. Ricardo Coronado, SPHR, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Tarrant County College
  • Colleen Dutton, SPHR, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Kim Russell Davison, Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness & Human Resources, Collin College
  • Sheri Eadie, Assistant Director, Human Resources, Collin College
  • Dr. Gilda Garcia, Vice President for Institutional Equity & Diversity, University of North Texas
  • David Hammonds, Sam Houston State University
  • Jim Hertel, Chief Human Resources Officer,  Trinity University
  • Jean Hood, Vice President of Human Resources, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Cheryl McDonald, Texas A&M University
  • Amy Patrick, Coordination Specialist, Texas A&M University - Commerce
  • Dr. Emily Tobey, Associate Vice President Faculty Diversity, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Michelle Vieria, Equal Opportunity Coordinator, Texas A&M University - Commerce
  • Kim Wood, Employment Manager, Dallas County Community College District


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