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Shepherd’s Hively accepted to HERS Institute

By Staff | Mar 2, 2012

Dr. Dorothy Hively, assistant professor of education, special assistant to the vice president for academic affairs, and director of assessment and accountability at Shepherd University, was accepted to attend the 40th annual HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) Institute this summer at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.

HERS, an educational nonprofit, provides leadership and management development for women in higher education administration around the world. Since 1972 HERS has served the higher education community, preparing more than 4,300 women faculty and administrators for leadership roles. HERS has active alumnae on more than 1,200 private and public campuses and more than 500 HERS alumnae serve in senior-level positions.

Hively came to Shepherd in 2005. She received a bachelor of science degree from the State University of New York, Old Westbury; a master of science degree from Adelphi University; and an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University. This spring she will complete her master’s in college student development and administration at Shepherd.

“During the seven years that Dr. Hively has been associated with Shepherd, she has distinguished herself as a faculty member and an administrator,” said Shepherd University President Suzanne Shipley. “The management techniques that she will learn at HERS will benefit Shepherd and enhance her considerable leadership skills.”

“I am grateful to President Shipley and Vice President Helldobler for sponsoring my nomination,” Hively said. “It is reflective of the strategic plan to invest in faculty and staff.

Hively said that attending the HERS Institute in June will give her the opportunity to learn from other distinguished women faculty and administrators in higher education.

“I’m very excited for the chance to meet outstanding women leaders and learn from them and to have the opportunity to bring back exciting information to campus and continue to serve Shepherd,” Hively said.

This year’s theme is Women Leaders of Today: Accepting the Challenge of Re-Inventing Higher Education. Curricular themes include planning and leading change in the academy, managing and investing strategic resources, engaging individual and institutional diversity, and understanding the environment for higher education.

Shepherd alumnae of the HERS Institute include Dr. Ann Legreid, professor of geography and dean of the School of Business and Social Sciences, and Dr. Virginia Hicks, professor of health and physical education and dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies. Both attended the institute in 2005.