Campus Life Staff Wins Award

Brevard College is pleased to announce that it was recently named one of the 2015 Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs at Baccalaureate and Liberal Arts Institutions. This designation is an honor recognizing Student Affairs at Brevard College for its commitment to workplace diversity, equitable staffing practices, and supportive work environments.

Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs is part of a collaborative initiative between the American College Personnel Association and the magazine, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, which consists of a national study conducted by the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at The Ohio State University.

“We really owe this honor to our incredible Campus Life staff,” said Debora D’Anna, Brevard College Dean for Students. “They work tirelessly to ensure that the student experience here at Brevard helps students thrive in and outside of the classroom and is one they will cherish for the rest of their lives.”

With the study’s focus on workplace diversity, staffing practices, and work environment, CHEE researchers used a web-based survey approach launched in fall 2014 to elicit information such as family friendliness, salary and benefits, and professional development opportunities, to name a few.

Campus Life employees at Brevard are actively included in long-term planning, provided significant autonomy to perform their many job responsibilities and encouraged to take advantage of opportunities for professional development, according to D’Anna.

“We have a great foundation to build on here,” D’Anna said. “We want to be known as an engaged campus, one that fosters leadership skills and enhances student learning at every opportunity.”
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