FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA – Pierpont Community & Technical College has been selected as a 2022 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges (MPPWCC) award winner by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

Since 2014, the Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges (MPPWCC) study has recognized community and technical college exceptional commitments to diversity (including race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, class, veterans, and thought) through best-in-class student and staff recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working environments, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities.

“As the Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges project evolves, we learn more and more about what’s going on at various institutions to increase faculty and staff diversity, to foster staff sense of belonging and to equip college student educators for their work with students,” according to Edward Leach, NISOD executive director.

The purpose of this commissioned study was to examine the extent to which diversity and inclusion permeates various aspects (e.g., administrative structures, commitments, work environments, staffing practices) of the work places at participating two-year community and technical colleges, all of which are NISOD-member institutions.

“As an institution, we are committed to providing a campus where all individuals and groups feel welcomed, respected, and valued,” said Pierpont Interim President Anthony Hancock. “We are honored to be recognized by NISOD and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, but we are also proud to be an excellent workplace committed to diversity and inclusiveness.”