Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia HERC

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 governed by an Advisory Board drawn from its member institutions and Wright State University serves as the lead institution.  

Contact Ohio-Western Pennsylvania-West Virginia HERC

Tonya Mathis
Regional Director

Membership Information 

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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: Scott Fitzgerald, Director of Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Title IX Coordinator, Office of the President, Otterbein University
  • Vice Chair: Stephanie A. Goodwin, PhD, Director of Faculty Development & Leadership, Office of the Provost, Wright State University
  • Marketing Committee Chair: Geraldine Hayes-Nelson, PhD, Executive Director, HR Engagement and Outreach, Division of Human Resources, Kent State University
  • Governance Committee Chair: Robert Burke, Director of Research, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio
  • Membership and Outreach Committee Chair: Vacant

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