March 28, 2014
Contact: University Relations
The American College Personnel Association and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education have named the University of Baltimore one of the nation's "30+ Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs" for 2014.
Announced in the March 27 edition of Diverse magazine, the designation is the result of a collaborative project between the ACPA and the publication. The Center for Inclusion, Diversity & Academic Success in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University conducted the national study. According to the ACPA, the research was commissioned to "examine the administrative structures, commitment to diversity, and workplace or staffing practices of various divisions/departments of student affairs (or equivalent) at participating ACPA member institutions."
"UB Student Affairs is thrilled to be recognized for our commitment to diversity," said Shelia Higgs Burkhalter, associate vice president for Student Affairs at the University of Baltimore. "We believe the best way to promote multicultural and intercultural competence amongst our students is to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion into our hiring practices, our professional development efforts, and our day-to-day work. Being recognized at a national level is wonderful validation of the important work our team does every day."
UB President Robert Bogomolny added: "I congratulate our entire student affairs team on gaining this important recognition. It is particularly meaningful given our commitment to diversity and to creating a preferred workplace."
The study was developed by staff members at Ohio State, as well as by a national advisory board of researchers, practitioners and experts on student affairs worklife, along with attendees at the 2013 ACPA convention. The initial survey focused on six categories, including family friendliness, salary and benefits, and professional development opportunities. More than 100 institutions of higher education, including the University of Baltimore, participated in this inaugural study.
UB was one of 10 institutions profiled in the magazine's coverage of the announcement.
Check out the complete "30+" list.
Learn more about Student Affairs at UB.
Learn more about Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.