NPC Named In Most Promising Places To Work

Student Commons building on National Park College campus.National Park College (NPC) was named one of 16 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and Diverse: Issues In Higher Education last month.

The award is presented annually to community and technical colleges who show a commitment to diversity through best-in-class student and staff recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working environments, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities.

Each institution on the list seeks out and values diverse faculty, staff and administrators who are committed to meeting students’ needs and working with them to achieve their goals.

“We value our employees’ dedication to our students’ success, and we know an investment in our employees will always pay off,” said Dr. John Hogan, NPC president. “National Park College is intentional about promoting diversity, equity and inclusion on our campus. It is woven into our strategic plan, our academicMost Promising Place To Work objectives and it is supported in our budget planning process. While we have made significant strides, we know our work must continue and we are committed to identifying additional ways we can support our underserved populations.”

“Our goal is always to recruit highly qualified individuals and retain their long-term employment through programs designed to enhance their educational, physical, and emotional well-being,” said Julie LaRue, director of human resources. “We aspire to continually diversify the campus culture through these recruiting and retention efforts.”

The award-winning institutions were featured in the May 27, 2021 edition of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education.