GCC Named a Promising Place to Work

Only NY School and One of 16 Nationwide Selected

Batavia, NY- Genesee Community College is pleased to announce that it has been named one of the 2015 Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges by NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development) and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. This designation is an honor recognizing GCC for its commitment to workplace diversity, equitable staffing practices, and supportive work environments. 

Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges is part of a collaborative initiative between NISOD and Diverse. The Promising Places were chosen following a national study of NISOD members conducted by the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at The Ohio State University. The study utilized a web-based survey to elicit information from NISOD member institutions about such things as family friendliness, salary and benefits, and professional development opportunities. A multipart, weighted algorithm was used to classify the responding institutions in the final phase of analysis.

“It’s an honor for GCC to earn this recognition from NISOD,” said GCC’s Associate Vice President of Human Resources Gina Weaver. “We take great pride in being a great place to work and promoting professional development as well as diversity in the workplace. Just this past week diversity was the focus of our annual two day Mini-Summit for faculty and staff, which was formally entitled ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T – Diversity at GCC’. We’ve heard from excellent speakers about how we can be even more inclusive and welcoming to all populations.”

In addition to GCC, the other 2015 Most Promising Places to work in Community Colleges include:

  • Albany Technical College (Albany, GA)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (Prestonsburg, KY)
  • Central Piedmont Community College (Charlotte, NC)
  • Illinois Central College (East Peoria, IL)
  • Kilgore College (Kilgore, TX)
  • Lorain County Community College (Elyria, OH)
  • Luzerne County Community College (Nanticoke, PA)
  • Mountain View College (Dallas, TX)
  • New Mexico Junior College (Hobbs, NM)
  • Piedmont Technical College (Greenwood, SC)
  • Seward County Community College and Area Technical School (Liberal, KS)
  • South Florida State College (Avon Park, FL)
  • Southwest Virginia Community College (Richlands, VA)
  • Tallahassee Community College (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Zane State College (Zanesville, OH)

“These community and technical colleges are very deserving of this recognition because of their outstanding work to enhance equality, diversity, and inclusion across their campuses,” said NISOD Executive Director Dr. Edward Leach. Created in 1978, NISOD is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges.

For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: dsutherland@genesee.edu.