College again honored for its welcoming, diverse hiring practices

Published 02.14.2023

Student News
Faculty & Staff

Pennsylvania College of Technology has again been nationally recognized for fostering a diverse and inclusive employment environment across its campuses.

The college’s selection as one of 2023’s “Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs” was announced by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine and The American College Personnel Association-College Student Educators International. The college was first honored in 2015, and has frequently appeared on the list in subsequent years.

"Most Promising Places"“Students are at the center of everything we do at Penn College, and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is a high priority at all levels,” said Jennifer McLean, dean of students. “The ability to serve and support students is optimized when the staff who lead student-focused efforts feel engaged, well-supported and well-informed.

“We are fortunate to work for an organization that holistically supports all of our employees and, in so doing, supports our students. Creating a culture of support and positivity has always been a priority in Student Affairs and across the college; the past three years have only reinforced the value and necessity of such efforts. Diversity, equity and inclusion are long-standing values at Penn College, and integrating them into our strategic plan – both for student and employee initiatives – has codified those priorities.”

The Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs roster reflects each institution’s workplace diversity, staffing practices and work environment, as assessed in a web-based survey of such factors as family friendliness, salary and benefits, and professional development opportunities.

The other 26 colleges and universities on the list (in alphabetical order) are:

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, California State University-Channel Islands, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Art, Elon University, Kent State University, Lehigh University, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Miami University-Oxford, Rider University, Rowan University, Saint Louis University, Syracuse University, The State University of New York at Oswego, The State University of New York-Stony Brook (Stony Brook University), The University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of California-Riverside, University of Hawaii-Hilo, University of Maryland-Baltimore, University of Maryland-College Park, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, University of Pennsylvania, University of West Georgia, William & Mary, and Winston-Salem State University.

The list will be published in the March 16 issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine and winners will be acknowledged March 27 during the ACPA annual meeting in New Orleans. Celebrating 39 years, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education is the nation’s only biweekly news magazine and online daily dedicated exclusively to diversity issues in higher education.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.