Wednesday, March 9, 2016

BSU on 2016 list of Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs

The Center for Higher Education Enterprise at The Ohio State University has announced that Bridgewater State University has been included on its 2016 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs study, which is done in collaboration with Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and the American College Personal Association.

Now it in its third year, the 2016 Most Promising Places to work in Student Affairs study highlights 19 divisions of student affairs at colleges and universities across the country. The findings were released in the latest edition of Diverse magazine.

“Congratulation to our dedicated staff of student affairs and enrollment management professionals for being selected,” said Dr. Jason B. Pina, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Bridgewater. “Our nationally recognized student success is testament to each and every one our staff members.”

The Center for Higher Education Enterprise was selected to conduct the study under the leadership of Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, professor and director, who served as director of research and scholarship at American College Personal Association College from 2009-2012.

Conceptualized in fall 2011, the study was commissioned to examine the administrative structures, commitment to diversity and workplace staffing practices at various divisions/departments of student affairs at participating ACPA member institutions. Prior to its launch in 2013, the survey was developed by researchers at The Ohio State University in consultation with a national advisory board of researchers, practitioners and experts on student affairs worklife.

The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Bridgewater encompasses undergraduate admissions, athletics and recreation, children’s center, community standards, financial aid, new student and family programs, residence life and housing, Rondileau Campus Center, student involvement and leadership, transfer central and the Wellness Center.

“It is a true honor to serve alongside as a colleague in our ongoing commitment to student success at Bridgewater State University,” Dr. Pina said.

Bridgewater was among 19 institutions on the 2016 list, which include: Arkansas State University, Beebe, Beebe, AR; Bryant University, Smithfield, RI; California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA; Centre College, Danville, KY; Hamline University, St. Paul, MN; Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN; Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN.

Also, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO; Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL; Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, TX; Texas State University, San Marcos, TX; University of Denver, Denver, CO; University of Maine at Machias, Machias, ME; University of Vermont, Burlington, VT; University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA; and Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

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