Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia HERC

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The Ohio-Western Pennsylvania-West Virginia HERC, established in 2014, 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. The OHWPAWV HERC includes members in all of Ohio, western Pennsylvania including the Pittsburgh region, and West Virginia. The OHWPAWV HERC is governed by an Advisory Board drawn from its member institutions.

Dual Career Network

The OHWPAWV HERC provides a dual career network of colleagues from member institutions to exchange CVs/resumes of partners and spouses to help them identify available positions and assist them during the job search process.

OHWPAWV HERC members can connect directly with colleagues from member institutions by using the member directory, as well as access resources and information in our dual career community

Contact Ohio-Western Pennsylvania-West Virginia HERC

Regional Support

Membership Information 

To learn more about HERC membership, click here.

Regional Governance

The Advisory Board is responsible for recommending on a yearly basis the annual budget which is voted upon and must be passed by a two-thirds majority of the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board also advises the OH/WESTERN PA/WV HERC Director on, and assists with, the planning of meetings and the preparation of annual reports. The Advisory Board, in conjunction with the Governance Committee, is responsible for maintaining the equitable distribution of Associate Member participation across the seven regions.

  • Chair: Joseph Vitale, Chief Human Resources Officer, Oberlin College and Conservatory
  • Vice Chair: Sarah Conley, Assistant Vice Provost for Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation
  • Governance Committee Chair: Vacant
  • Membership and Outreach Committee Chair: Vacant
  • Marketing Committee Chair: Vacant


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