Upper Midwest HERC

Mid-Atlantic HERC logo and mapThe Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (UMW HERC), established in 2008, represents over 55 colleges and universities in Minnesota and Wisconsin that are committed to enhancing diversity and dual career hiring. Through its collective website, national and regional marketing initiatives, diversity partnerships, networking forums, and discount services, UMW HERC has become the premier higher education recruitment resource for the region. The UMW HERC is governed by an advisory board drawn from the member institutions in its five sub-regions--Lake Superior, Lakes and Valley, Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Area, Mississippi Valley, and Southern Prairie—and is headquartered at its lead institution, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Contact Upper Midwest HERC

Mary Everley
Regional Director

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Learn how the Upper Midwest HERC has supported Gustavus Adolphus College's inclusive recruitment and retention initiatives: 

Regional Governance

The Upper Midwest HERC is a self-governing consortium, with each member institution playing a role in making decisions and shaping its future.  An Advisory Board drawn from member institutions provides policy and operational oversight.  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. Current Advisory Board list.


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