Greater Tennessee

Tennessee_HERC_Map.gifThe Greater Tennessee HERC was established in 2014 as a collaborative response of colleges and universities in Tennessee to the many challenges of academic recruitment and retention. The Greater Tennesee HERC is headquartered at Vanderbilt University.   

As a non-profit consortium of higher education and affiliated employers, the Greater Tennessee HERC's sole aim is to help the most diverse and qualified candidates find the right jobs at our institutions. Greater Tennessee HERC's core values are excellence and diversity in the higher education workforce and the promotion of work/life balance through assistance to dual career couples. 

Contact Greater Tennessee HERC

For more information, including how to join the Greater Tennessee HERC, contact:

Erik Smetana
Regional Director

Andi Katz
Regional Program Coordinator

Membership Information 

To learn more about HERC membership, click here.

Regional Governance

The Greater Tennessee HERC is governed by an Advisory Board drawn from its member institutions and administered by the Greater Tennessee HERC Director.

  • Diane R. Berty, Vice President, Tennessee Independent Colleges & Universities Association (TICUA)
  • Lori Gonzalez, Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs; University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Diana D. McClay, Director, Office of Human Resources; East Tennessee State University
  • Janet Rachel, Talent Operations Program Manager, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Linda Spears, Associate Vice President of Business & Finance, Director of Human Resources; Tennessee State University
  • Matthew Theriot, Interim Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs; University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Lori Von Bokel-Amin, Associate Director of Human Resources, Rhodes College
  • John Zomchick, Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs; University of Tennessee Knoxville

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