Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges

NISOD and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education are proud to announce the 6th annual Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges (MPPWCC) award. The MPPWCC recognizes 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.

This prestigious recognition can be used by recipients to promote their commitment to providing campuses where all individuals and groups feel welcomed, respected, and valued. The most committed NISOD member colleges are recognized as Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges Award Recipients, profiled in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, and receive “Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges” awards during NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence. Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges Award Recipients are also provided with a specially-designed logo that can be used to promote the institution’s commitment to diversity during student and staff recruitment efforts, as well as during other times when recipients want to highlight their commitment to diversity.

This international survey is administered by Do Good Work Educational Consulting.

“Seward County Community College embodies the spirit, pride, and brilliant energy shared by our college team, students, and local community,” said Dr. Kenneth J. Trzaska, president of 2015, 2016, and 2017 recipient Seward County Community College. “In keeping with the High Plains way of life, we inspire each other to be a top-notch institution focused on service to each other in order to shape and inspire our students to make a genuine difference in the world.”


  • November 2020: MPPWCC launches
  • January 29, 2021: Survey closes
  • May 2021: Special MPPWCC issue released by Diverse
  • May 29-June 1, 2021: MPPWCC-awarded colleges recognized during NISOD’s annual conference (presidents of the recognized institutions receive a complimentary registration to the conference)

Press Release

Current Recipients

Past Recipients


Only NISOD member colleges are eligible to apply for and receive the Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges Award.

Contact Nicole Novelli at or (512) 471-7545 or
Ralph Newell at or (703) 385-2981, ext. 3013 for additional information.