March 4, 2019

National Publication Names WCU’s Division of Student Affairs a “Most Promising Place to Work”

West Chester University studentsDiverse: Issues in Higher Education, a leading source of national news covering diversity in higher education, has named West Chester University’s Division of Student Affairs as one of the “Most Promising Places to Work” for 2019. Having been selected from numerous higher education institutions from across the U.S., West Chester University is one of only two universities in Pennsylvania to have earned a prestigious distinction that was awarded to just 20 select universities and colleges in the country. Diverse will recognize West Chester University and other winners during the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) annual meeting in Boston, MA, March 3-6, 2019.  

“Each member of the Student Affairs’ team has a passion for creating engaging and meaningful learning experiences for students, in collaboration with many areas within and outside of our division,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Zebulun Davenport, who holds a Doctor of Higher Education and Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. “The day-to-day work of our student affairs educators reflects the understanding that the formative learning that happens outside the classroom completes the students’ educational experience, and is equally important as the formal learning that happens inside the classroom. This team’s commitment to student success is unparalleled.”

The research findings, which will be published in the March 7 edition of Diverse, were compiled by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). With a focus on workplace diversity, staffing practices, and work environment, a web-based survey approach was used to examine categories such as family friendliness, salary/benefits, and professional development opportunities.

The 20 “Most Promising Place[s] to Work” for 2019 include the following: Bowling Green State University, Brevard College, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, California State University-Channel Islands, College of William & Mary, James Madison University, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Rhode Island College, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Saint Louis University, Samuel Merritt University, Sonoma State University, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University-Columbus, University of Hawaii-Hilo, University of Maryland-Baltimore, University of Vermont, University of West Georgia, Virginia Tech, and West Chester University.

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