CCAC receives 2021 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges Award
PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County has been named a 2021 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges award winner. 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 16 community colleges across the nation and only two 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, 2019 and 2020.
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.
“CCAC is once again honored to receive this prestigious national recognition,” said CCAC President Quintin Bullock. “Our faculty, staff and administrators are dedicated to promoting diversity and equity in support of all individuals regardless of their race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion or physical and mental abilities.”
Sheryl Powell, associate director, NISOD, stated, “Thank you for serving as a beacon for diversity, and again, we extend our heartiest congratulations to Community College of Allegheny County for receiving the award.”