Division of Student Engagement & Success Selected as One of Top 30 Promising Places to Work in Educational Institutions

April 02, 2014

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Division of Student Engagement & Success at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been selected as one of the top 30 promising places to work from educational institutions across the nation.

The “30+ Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs” (PPWSA) list was unveiled in the March 27, 2014, edition of the Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. The study was also featured at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) held in Indianapolis, Ind., beginning on March 29.

“We are deeply honored to receive this designation,” said Dr. Don Albrecht, Vice President for Student Engagement & Success. “The Division fosters an environment to include all students and staff. We also celebrate diversity and cultures as a way to include individuals, especially those historically marginalized. We want everyone to feel valued and supported. Ultimately, inclusion leads to engagement, and engagement leads to success.”

Using a list provided by ACPA, the Center for Inclusion, Diversity & Inclusion (iDEAS) at The Ohio State University sent surveys to hundreds of campuses. The study was comprised of six categories including family friendliness, salary/benefits, and professional development opportunities, to name a few.

Originally conceptualized in the fall 2011 semester, the PPWSA is a collaborative project between the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and “Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.” The study was developed by staff members in the Center for Inclusion, Diversity & Academic Success (iDEAS), as well as a national advisory board made up of researchers, practitioners, and experts on student affairs work life and session attendees at the 2013 ACPA Convention in Las Vegas, Nev.