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Hamline Nationally Ranked as One of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs


After a national study, Hamline Student Affairs has been named one of the "30+ Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs" by Diverse magazine. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has teamed up with the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) to conduct this study.

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

The Center for Inclusion, Diversity & Academic Success at Ohio State University was selected to conduct this study, under the leadership of Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, associate professor and director, who also served as ACPA director of Research and Scholarship from 2009 to 2012. 

“We’ve been looking at diversity recruitment efforts for years and we know who has been doing a great job at promoting diversity,” Ralph Newell, vice president of business development and technology, said. “This takes the next step so we can see who is doing the best job once diverse talent gets on campus in the student affairs segment. Diverse has plans to do additional studies in other higher education sectors in the coming months.”

30+ Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs (in alphabetical order)

1. Arkansas State University (Jonesboro, Arkansas)
2. Arkansas State University-Beebe (Beebe, AR)
3. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona (Pomona, California)
4. Centre College (Danville, Kentucky)
5. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Chicago, Illinois)
6. The College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia)
7. Hamline University (Saint Paul, Minnesota)
8. Hampshire College (Amherst, Massachusetts)
9. Holy Names University (Oakland, California)
10. Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
11. Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)
12. Loyola University-Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
13. McGill University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
14. McKendree University (Lebanon, Illinois)
15. Monmouth University (West Long Branch, New Jersey)
16. North Dakota State College of Science (Wahpeton, North Dakota)
17. Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, Ohio)
18. Pace University-Westchester (Pleasantville, New York)
19. Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, New Jersey)
20. Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, West Virginia)
21. Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (Edwardsville, Illinois)
22. Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, New York)
23. SUNY Cortland (Cortland, New York)
24. Sweet Briar College (Sweet Briar, Virginia)
25. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi, Texas)
26. University of Baltimore (Baltimore, Maryland)
27. University of Vermont (Burlington, Vermont)
28. University of West Georgia (Carrollton, Georgia)
29. Washburn University (Topeka, Kansas)
30. Winthrop University (Rock Hill, South Carolina)
31. Youngstown State University (Youngstown, Ohio)