Northwest Vista College in San Antonio on Short List for "Promising Place to Work"

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Northwest Vista College in San Antonio Named a "Promising Place to Work"

Northwest Vista College Promising Place to Work

“This is a significant recognition for Northwest Vista College because we take pride in our values of diversity, openness, synergy and community and believe when we uphold those ideals, it creates a collaborative environment not only for our students, but also our faculty and staff,” Dr. Ric Baser

Northwest Vista College is among a list of 18 colleges nationwide selected for the 4th annual “Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges” (PPWCC) award by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

Northwest Vista College (NVC) is the only college in San Antonio to receive this award out of 300-qualifying colleges in the United States, and was among just five colleges in Texas to be chosen. NVC is a part of the Alamo Colleges District, which includes San Antonio College, St. Philip's College, Northeast Lakeview College and Palo Alto College.

“This is a significant recognition for Northwest Vista College because we take pride in our values of diversity, openness, synergy and community and believe when we uphold those ideals, it creates a collaborative environment not only for our students, but also our faculty and staff,” said NVC President Dr. Ric Baser.

The PPWCC award recognizes community and technical colleges committed 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.

NVC is the third largest college/university in San Antonio with over 17,000 students. NISOD, or the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, is a membership organization, celebrating 40 years this year and represents over 300-plus community and technical colleges.

As part of the recognition, the PPWCC colleges will be profiled in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, and receive “Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges” awards during NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in Austin in late May.

Additionally, Northwest Vista College was recently ranked No. 2 among the top 20 community colleges for 2018 in Texas by BestColleges.com. On that same list, NVC ranked No. 1 for 2017 and again No. 2 for 2016.

On a separate list, NVC placed No. 3 among the best community colleges in Texas, and No. 41 nationally out of 851 colleges by Niche 2018 Best Community Colleges in Texas.

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