Higher Education Recruitment Consortium To Launch New Web Site

October 21, 2003

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Where: UCSC Extension, Cupertino Site, 10420 Bubb Road, Room 119
Who: UC Santa Cruz Chancellor–M.R.C. Greenwood UC Santa Cruz Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor–John B. Simpson Stanford University Vice Provost for Faculty Development–Patricia P. Jones San Jose State Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs–Peter Lee Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Vice Chancellor, Human Resources–Jane Enright

Details: The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)–a group of 18 Bay Area campuses founded in 2000 by UC Santa Cruz–will announce the launch of www.bayareaherc.org, the first higher education job web site in northern California. The site is designed for a wide variety of job seekers to have access for the first time to Bay Area higher education jobs–all in one centralized location.

UC Santa Cruz Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood will join speakers from Stanford University, San Jose State University, and Foothill-De Anza Community College to celebrate the new web site and the benefits of HERC. Reporters will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers after their presentations.

Higher Education represents a significant economic force in the Bay Area. HERC member campuses have a combined overall budget estimated at more than $7 billion, with over 20,000 faculty employees and 50,000 staff. Over the next five years, HERC campuses will hire an estimated 20,000 new employees. HERC covers the entire spectrum of higher education, including members from the University of California, California State University, California Community Colleges, private universities, and professional schools.

Thursday, October 16, 2003
University of California Santa Cruz

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