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GateWay Named One of 2022 Most Promising Places to Work

GateWay Named One of 2022 Most Promising Places to Work

GateWay Community College was recently named one of the 2022 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges. The list of 24 colleges from around the country was announced last week by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education and NISOD, which made their determinations focusing on workplace diversity, staffing practices, and work environment.

The designation, a first for GateWay, comes on the heels of being ranked as the 2022 top community college in Arizona for the second time in three years. The two organizations examined categories such as family friendliness, salary/benefits, and professional development opportunities, to name a few, in determining the list. As the only Arizona-based community college recognized, it is a distinction GateWay takes seriously.

"We are thrilled to be recognized as one the most promising places to work," said Dr. Amy Diaz, interim president of GateWay Community College. "This recognition is evidence of our employees' hard work and dedication to creating a culture of well-being and belonging on our campus that impacts both our students and each other. GateWay has embraced the lessons learned from working through the pandemic, creating flexible work and learning schedules to accommodate our employees' interests and students' needs."

As the first technical college in Arizona and one of the nation's premier comprehensive workforce development colleges, GateWay has made its program offerings and work schedules flexible to meet employee and student needs through the pandemic. With this latest honor, the college shows no sign of slowing down.

"Ultimately, our staff is passionate about helping our students find success no matter which program they choose," said Dr. Kelly Greene, faculty senate president of GateWay. "We have compassionate faculty and staff, and that level of service and care extends to our colleagues to create a culture of belonging."

In addition to being a workforce development leader, GateWay is also the first community college of well-being in the nation, a distinction that most likely contributed to the most recent honor.

"We've committed ourselves to building a well-being culture at our college," said Kerry Sanderson, well-being and engagement coordinator. "We try to communicate the principles of well-being to our employees and make sure they have the opportunity to take advantage of well-being activities as part of our GateWay family."

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