Kendra Spence Cheruvelil completes 2017 HERS Institute at the University of Denver

Kendra Spence Cheruvelil completed the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institute at the University of Denver, including participation in the HERS Luce Program for Women in STEM Leadership.

September 27, 2017

Denver, Col. – Kendra Spence Cheruvelil, professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, completed the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institute at the University of Denver, including participation in the HERS Luce Program for Women in STEM Leadership.

The HERS Institute at the University of Denver is an intensive, two-week program that provides participants with knowledge, skills and perspectives to advance as leaders across a variety of institutions.

Since 2015, through a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, this has included the development of a HERS STEM community, which aims to provide support and encouragement to women in STEM fields and to develop strategies for advancing a diverse group of women into STEM leadership roles nationwide.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to interact with some of today’s most innovative and inspiring leaders of higher education,” Cheruvelil said. “I will contribute to the Luce legacy by implementing the strategies and knowledge gained at HERS at MSU to improve higher education by advancing women and other underrepresented groups in STEM.”

Cheruvelil joined a group of 67 women leaders from across the United States as part of the HERS Institute at the University of Denver, 30 of whom were part the HERS Luce Program. Her participation was supported by the MSU Lyman Briggs College, the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Graduate School, and the Provost’s Office.

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