GateWay Named Among 2024 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges

Monday, April 1, 2024
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GateWay Community College has been named one of the 2024 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). Among the 18 exceptional community colleges nationwide, GateWay is recognized as the only Arizona-based institution on the list. 

The recognition highlights community colleges nationwide that foster workplace diversity, implement effective staffing practices, and cultivate positive work environments. Selection for this list involves an assessment of various categories, including family friendliness, salary/benefits, and professional development opportunities, through a web-based survey. The complete list of honorees will be published in the May 23 edition of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine. 

“It is an honor to be featured in Diverse: Issues In Higher Education’s 2024 Most Promising Places to Work,” stated GateWay Community College President, Dr. Amy Diaz. “Our staff and faculty are our most valuable assets, and we are dedicated to supporting them in maintaining a healthy work-life balance and feeling secure in their roles. We will continue to make strides ensuring GateWay is recognized as a preferred workplace and achieve organizational and operational effectiveness.”

In addition to this recognition, GateWay has pioneered an integrated and strategic approach to well-being for all, becoming the first Community College of Well-Being. Through a collegewide implementation of the 5Cs of Well-Being: Character, Care, Connection, Contribution, and Career, the college empowers individuals with opportunities to understand and mindfully construct well-being experiences that contribute to individual flourishing and the well-being of the wider community.

Dr. Amy Diaz emphasized the importance of GateWay's commitment to well-being, sharing, “This recognition directly reflects our faculty and staff's commitment to a culture of well-being and inclusion.”

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