CCAC receives 2019 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges Award

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

2019-Promising-Places-LogoPITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County has been named a 2019 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges award winner. Now in its fifth year, the national recognition celebrates two-year community and technical college workplaces that are vibrant, diverse, supportive and marked by a deep commitment to staff work-life balance, professional development and inclusive excellence.

CCAC is one of 19 community colleges across the nation and three in Pennsylvania to receive the award, which is presented by "Diverse: Issues In Higher Education" and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). The award recognizes CCAC's best-in-class student and staff recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working environments, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities. The college also received the award in 2018.

A survey is used to gather the information for the award that reflects a college's commitment to providing a campus where all individuals and groups feel welcomed, respected and valued. Data from the survey includes faculty, staff and student demographics; benefits; policies; and HR actions, such as orientation and performance evaluations. The winners were recognized during NISOD's annual International Conference of Teaching and Leadership Excellence held May 25-28, 2019, in Austin.

"CCAC is honored to receive this prestigious national recognition for the second year in a row," said CCAC President Quintin Bullock. "Our faculty, staff and administrators strive to work together to promote diversity and equity in support of all individuals without regard to race, gender, age, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, creed, religion, culture, or physical and mental abilities." 

"We are proud to honor these colleges for their sustained commitment to diversity," said Edward J. Leach, NISOD's Executive Director. "We are also pleased about the large number of applications this year. It shows that a growing number of colleges appreciate how critical diversity and inclusion initiatives are to their campuses and communities."

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