Miami's Student Affairs among "Most Promising Places to Work"

Students enjoy games and fun at student life event

Miami's Division of Student Affairs, recognized for friendliness and professional development opportunities, focuses on student life.

Miami University’s Division of Student Affairs is among 18 “Most Promising Places to Work,” as recognized by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.

“I feel incredibly fortunate to work with such a committed, enthusiastic team of Student Affairs professionals, and that all of our work is being recognized by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education,” said Jayne Brownell, vice president for student affairs.

The complete findings, to be published in the March 23 edition, are the result of a partnership with the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at Ohio State University and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA)—College Student Educators International.

With a focus on workplace diversity, staffing practices and the work environment, the CHEE research team used a web-based survey approach to examine categories such as family friendliness, salary/benefits and professional development opportunities.

Brownell said that in recent years her team has “focused on a common set of priorities. Defining our divisional focus areas of belonging, support, engagement and community, along with stewardship of our financial and human resources, ensures that we are all working toward the same goals. This allows us to work across office boundaries for the benefit of our students.”

The most promising places to work in student affairs will be formally recognized during the 2017 ACPA Convention in Columbus. (The list of 18 is in alphabetical order):

  • Bellarmine University
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • California State University, Channel Islands
  • College of William & Mary
  • Hofstra University
  • Indiana University Southeast
  • Lynn University 
  • Miami University
  • Ohio State University
  • Olivet College
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  • Saint Louis University
  • Shepherd University
  • Stony Brook University
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • University of Vermont
  • University of West Georgia
  • Virginia Tech