Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs 2021

April 23, 2021

Ohio State’s Office of Student Life has again been named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs by ACPA-College Student Educators International and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. This is the seventh year in a row for this recognition. 

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

“This has been a challenging year in high education, and I could not be more proud of how our Ohio State Student Life team has responded,” said Senior Vice President for Student Life Dr. Melissa Shivers. “This award recognizes the exemplary work they’ve done to care for our students and each other, and the extraordinary approach of our organization in putting a focus on a culture of care, connection, support and appreciation.”    

The findings are published annually in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.  

2021 Honorees: 

  • Bellarmine University 
  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo 
  • California State University-Channel Islands 
  • Clark University 
  • Colgate University 
  • William & Mary 
  • Davidson College 
  • Elon University 
  • Holy Names University 
  • Humboldt State University 
  • Kent State University 
  • Miami University-Oxford 
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology 
  • Rider University 
  • Rochester Institute of Technology 
  • Saint Louis University 
  • Sam Houston State University 
  • Samuel Merritt University 
  • Sonoma State University 
  • The Ohio State University-Columbus 
  • University of California at Riverside 
  • University of Delaware 
  • University of Florida 
  • University of Hawaii-Hilo 
  • University of Maryland- Baltimore 
  • University of Maryland-College Park 
  • University of North Carolina-Greensboro 
  • University of Vermont 
  • University of West Georgia 
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania 

More information is available on the Diverse: Issues in Higher Education website