Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion hosted the 2014 New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium’s Annual Conference “Building Pipelines for Diversity” on Tuesday December 9th 2014 from 8a-4pm in the Curry Student Center.

The HERC conference brought together university leaders and administrators from the New England area to share resources and best practices related to hiring the most diverse and talented faculty, staff, and executives. The two esteemed keynote speakers were:

Carol Fulp is president and CEO of The Partnership, Inc., New England’s premier organization dedicated to leadership development for professionals of color.  President Obama appointed Fulp as a Representative of the U.S. to the sixty-fifth Session of the United Nations General Assembly.  Fulp serves on the board of directors of American Student Assistance Corporation and the Women’s Leadership Board of the Harvard Kennedy School, and she is a trustee of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation.

Dr. Ansley Abraham is founding director of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) State Doctoral Scholars Program in Atlanta, GA., one of the nation’s best-documented and nationally honored programs for producing minority Ph.D.s who seek faculty careers. The Doctoral Scholars Program annually sponsors the Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, a nationwide effort of state, federal, and private agencies and organizations committed to faculty diversity and the largest gathering of minority Ph.D. students in the nation.  SREB is HERC’s newest non-profit partner, and members are eligible for discounts on subscriptions to the SREB scholar’s directory.

New England HERC’s Diversity Conference is part of the membership General Assembly.  If you are interested in becoming an institutional member, please contact Ruth Molina at ruth@newenglandherc.org or visit www.hercjobs.org.