by Taylor Bryant

The University of West Georgia was recently named one the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs in 2016. This marks the third consecutive year that UWG received the recognition from The Center for Higher Education Enterprise. This year, UWG joins only 18 other universities that also made the list.

UWG Named One of the Most Promising Places to Work 2016 “This award is a testament to the great work that is being done by everyone in the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management,” said Dr. Scot Lingrell, vice president of student affairs. “It’s one of the great outcomes of helping students be as successful as possible. That is the most important thing, and it is what we strive for every day. Making UWG a great place to work enhances employee engagement, which leads to increased student success.”

With a focus on workplace diversity, staffing practices and work environment, the CHEE research team used a web-based survey to examine categories such as family friendliness, salary/benefits and professional development opportunities, among many other factors. The findings were released Thursday in the Feb. 25, 2016 edition of Diverse magazine. New to this year’s edition is a list of five promising practices that exemplified why this year’s institutions deserved the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs designation.

“It is our mission to highlight and promote leading examples of diversity and inclusion as examples to all,” said Ralph Newell, vice president of business development and technology for Diverse. “We are pleased to partner with ACPA and CHEE to highlight the institutions recognized this year.”

“We are thrilled to be chosen for this important award,” said Lingrell. “As one of only four institutions named a Most Promising Place to Work in Student Affairs for all three years the list has existed, we are proud that our efforts have been recognized again this year.”

The list of 19 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs for 2016 includes:

  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (Beebe, AR)
  • Bridgewater State University (Bridgewater, MA)
  • Bryant University (Smith, RI)
  • California State University Channel Islands (Camarillo, CA)
  • Centre College (Danville, KY)
  • Hamline University (St. Paul, MN)
  • Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Indiana University Southeast (New Albany, IN)
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
  • Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO)
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Edwardsville, IL)
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi, TX)
  • Texas State University (San Marcos, TX)
  • University of Denver (Denver, CO)
  • University of Maine at Machias (Machias, ME)
  • The University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
  • University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA)
  • Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)
Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2016