HERS Institute

Overview

The Higher Education Resource Services Institute (HERS) is a nationally recognized leadership workshop that seeks to elevate women in higher education. Founded in 1976, the HERS Institute has trained over 5,000 women faculty and staff across the U.S. in intensive residential leadership and management development through their twelve-day programs.

HERS is dedicated to creating and sustaining a community of women leaders. The HERS Institute and the University of Dayton share common visions. Both are dedicated to the advancement of women in higher education, gender equity and increasing diversity in the workplace. Throughout the institute, women learn skills to utilize in advancing their professional careers. 

The Women’s Center and the Office of the Provost coordinates the recruitment, application, and nomination process of faculty and staff interested in attending the HERS Institute.

Curriculum 

Topics covered during the course of the institute include:

  • Inclusive Excellence
  • Effective Communication
  • Leading Change in Organizations
  • Campus Politics
  • The Legal Environment in Higher Education
  • Campus Finance and Budgets
  • Organizational Culture
  • Faculty Transitions to Administrative Roles
  • Cultivating Managerial Expertise as an Administrative, Operations and Professional Staff Member
  • Leadership and Scholarship in STEM

Beyond the curriculum, the Institute offers numerous networking and learning opportunities during and outside of course time to connect with members of the HERS community and HERS faculty.

HERS Attendees from the University of Dayton:

2006  

2007  

2008  

2009  

2010  

2011  

2012  

2013  

2014  

2015  

2016  

2017

2018  

Dr. Patricia Hart and Kathy Webb

Julie Mitchell

Emily Hicks

Dr. Janet Herrelko

Dr. Sheila Hassell Hughes

Susan Scott

Chris Schramm

Dr. Linda Hartley

Dr. Leslie Picca

Dr. Caroline Merithew

Dr. Daria Graham

Dr. Jana Bennett

Dr. Lisa Borello and Dr. Kenya Crosson

Contact

Women's Center

Alumni Hall 2nd Floor 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0322

937-229-5390