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Student Affairs honored again for positive work environment


For the third consecutive year – and the fourth time overall – Student Affairs at Pennsylvania College of Technology has been honored as one of “The Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs” by the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

Penn College is one of 27 colleges or universities to receive the 2020 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs honor, with the honorees to be published in the March 5 edition of the magazine.

Representatives of the schools will be recognized during the American College Personnel Association’s annual meeting, to be held March 2-5 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Elliott Strickland“We are incredibly proud to once again be recognized by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education for being a promising place to work in Student Affairs,” said Elliott Strickland, vice president for student affairs. “At Penn College, we continually focus on ways to improve the environment for our staff and to create a community that is welcoming and supportive to all our talented team, who represent diverse backgrounds and experiences. The Penn College/Williamsport community is a special place, and we are thrilled to be recognized on a national level for creating a space that successfully focuses on workplace diversity, staffing practices and working environment.”

Student Affairs at Penn College encompasses the full range of student life at the institution, including social and educational activities, health services, housing, dining services, counseling, career development, disability services, athletics, campus police/security, the campus bookstore, diversity and cultural life, and campus and community engagement.

In addition to Penn College, institutions being honored by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education are: Bowling Green State University; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; California State University Channel Islands; Case Western Reserve University; the College of William & Mary; Davidson College; Indiana State University; Lehigh University; Miami University; Ohio University; Rochester Institute of Technology; Rutgers University-New Brunswick; Saint Louis University; Samuel Merritt University; Sonoma State University; Texas A&M University-San Antonio; Ohio State University; State University of New York-College at Geneseo; the University of California, Santa Barbara; the University of Florida; the University of Maryland, Baltimore; the University of North Carolina Wilmington; the University of Vermont; the University of West Georgia; Virginia Tech; and West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

For more than 35 years, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has been a premier source of timely news, provocative commentary, insightful interviews and in-depth special reports on diversity in higher education.

Penn College, a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University, is a national leader in applied technology education. For more, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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