If you work in student affairs, consider yourself among the best.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine and the American College Personnel Association collaborated on a national study to identify universities that are a “Promising Place to Work in Student Affairs.”
Cal Poly Pomona was one of 31 universities chosen for the honor and is featured in the March 27 edition of Diverse magazine.
“We’re proud to be recognized as one of the best universities to work for,” Vice President of Student Affairs Doug Freer says. “In addition to applauding our efforts, it is important that we recognize President Ortiz’s unwavering support of student affairs staff and faculty as vital contributors to the success of the academic mission. Working together, we will continue to keep diversity issues, along with vital investment in professional development, on the front burner.”
Diverse magazine and the ACPA chose the Center for Inclusion, Diversity & Academic Success at Ohio State University to conduct the study, which focused on workplace diversity, staffing practices and work environment.
The center and a five-member advisory board used a Web-based survey to explore categories such as family friendliness, salary and benefits, and professional development opportunities.
“We’ve been looking at diversity recruitment efforts for years, and we know who has been doing a great job at promoting diversity,” says Ralph Newell, vice president of business development and technology. “This takes the next step so we can see who is doing the best job once diverse talent gets on campus in the student affairs segment.”
Diverse magazine plans to do additional studies of other higher education issues, he says.
The Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs (in alphabetical order):
Arkansas State University (Jonesboro, Ark.)
Arkansas State University-Beebe (Beebe, Ark.)
Cal Poly Pomona
Centre College (Danville, Ky.)
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
The College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, Va.)
Hamline University (St. Paul, Minn.)
Hampshire College (Amherst, Mass.)
Holy Names University (Oakland, Calif.)
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Penn.)
Loyola University (Chicago)
McGill University (Montreal)
McKendree University (Lebanon, Ill.)
Monmouth University (West Long Branch, N.J.)
North Dakota State College of Science (Wahpeton, N.D.)
Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, Ohio)
Pace University Westchester (Pleasantville, N.Y.)
Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey
Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, W. Va.)
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
The State University of New York at Stony Brook
The State University of New York College at Cortland
Sweet Briar College (Sweet Briar, Va.)
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
University of Baltimore (Baltimore)
University of Vermont (Burlington, Vt.)
University of West Georgia (Carrollton, Ga.)
Washburn University (Topeka, Ks.)
Winthrop University (Rock Hill, S.C.)
Youngstown State University (Youngstown, Ohio)