Metro New York & Southern Connecticut HERC

The Metro New York & Southern Connecticut HERC (MNYSC HERC), established in 2006, 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 MNYSC HERC includes member institutions from New York City, southern Connecticut, Long Island, and lower and mid-Hudson Valley. The MNYSC HERC is governed by an Advisory Board drawn from its member institutions. Columbia University serves as the lead institution. 

Contact Metro New York & Southern Connecticut HERC

Karen Fife
Regional Director

Membership Information 

To learn more about HERC membership, click here.

Regional Governance

Metro New York & Southern Connecticut HERC is a self-governing consortium, with each member institution able to play a role in making decisions and shaping its future. 

  • Chair: Valarie Stanley, Director, Office for Equal Opportunity Programs, Yale University
  • Amy Hecht, Associate Director of Human Resources, The Pratt Institute
  • Jeri Henry, Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Columbia University
  • Michelle Keenan, Director of Employment, The Rockefeller University
  • Katie Raftery, Vice President of Human Resources, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Mary Signor, Executive Director, Office of Equal Opportunity, New York University


Regional  and Dual Career Resources

A new career often involves decisions that affect the lives of individuals and families. The Metro New York & Southern Connecticut HERC aims to support member institutions and job seekers in identifying the regional and lifestyle resources needed to ease the transition to a new job as well as to provide additional information for and about dual-career couples.

Please refer to our Regional Library to view and download resources for specific areas within the MNYSC HERC geographic territory



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