BGSU named among the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs

Rec Center

Division wins award for the second year in a row

By Andrew Addessi

For the second year in a row, Bowling Green State University has been named among the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs. Winners will appear in the March issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. The award will be presented at the American College Personnel Association’s (ACPA) annual meeting in March.

“BGSU has always aimed to create an inclusive and welcoming environment to foster a sense of belonging for all populations,” said Dr. Thomas Gibson, vice president for Student Affairs and vice provost. “Student Affairs has embraced this strategic imperative. We’re honored to be counted among the best in the country.”

BGSU’s Division of Student Affairs promotes student learning, leadership development, diversity and personal growth, and developing communities that share these ideals. The division includes Residence Life, Recreation and Wellness, the Office of the Dean of Students, Student Insurance Office, Counseling Center and Accessibility Services.

This is the seventh year the national recognition of Most Promising Place to Work in Student Affairs has appeared in the magazine. Other colleges that made the cut include Ohio State University, Virginia Tech and the University of Florida.

Using a web-based survey approach, Diverse magazine examined a number of factors to determine this list. They looked at the moralistic side of things, such as family friendliness, workplace diversity and environment, as well as more economic practices like professional development opportunities, staffing practices, and salaries and benefits.