March 27, 2020

Student Affairs Division Named a “Most Promising Place to Work” for Second Consecutive Year

Dametraus Jaggers, Senior Director of the Dowdy Multicultural CenterFor the second consecutive year, Diverse: 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.”

West Chester is one of only three Pennsylvania universities to have earned the prestigious distinction that was awarded to just 27 select universities and colleges in the country. Diverse recognized winners during the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) annual meeting in Nashville, TN.

“The Division of Student Affairs takes pride in 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. “As we inspire an environment that yields much academic success inside the classroom, we work equally as hard to cultivate the holistic development of our students outside the classroom. Our team’s efforts have lasting effects on students’ lives.”

Research findings were compiled by the Do Good Work Educational Consulting LLC, an education research firm committed to inclusive excellence. 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 two other Pennsylvania universities also named among the nation’s 27 “Most Promising Place[s] to Work in Student Affairs” for 2020 are Lehigh University and Pennsylvania College of Technology.


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