TCC receives national award for commitment to diversity

May 23, 2017

Most promising places to work logoTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 23, 2017) – Tallahassee Community College has been named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.


This research-based designation recognizes the College for its commitment to professional development opportunities, equality, workplace diversity, inclusion, salary and benefits, and family friendliness.


Only 11 community colleges nationwide received this honor. This prestigious award recognizes and celebrates community college workplaces that are vibrant, diverse, supportive, and committed to staff work-life balance, professional development and inclusive excellence.


“I am incredibly fortunate to work with the caring and committed team of professionals whose efforts are being recognized by NISOD and Diverse,” said TCC President Jim Murdaugh. “This is a great honor for the College.”


The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development and Diverse magazine partnered with the Center for Higher Education Enterprise at Ohio State University to implement the study.


In his congratulatory announcement to the College, Edward Leach, executive director of NISOD, thanked TCC for serving as a "beacon for diversity.” He said the award recognizes TCC’s best-in-class recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working environment, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities.


TCC was listed along with the 10 other recognized institutions in the May 18, 2017, edition of Diverse. The College will also be recognized at the NISOD Conference in Austin, Texas, on May 30.


TCC awards more than 2,000 Associate in Arts degrees and more than 250 Associate in Science degrees each year. The College has produced more than 70,000 graduates in its 50-year history and is the number one feeder school for both Florida State University and Florida A & M University.


TCC was also named a Most Promising Place to Work in Community Colleges by NISOD and Diverse in 2015. The College is one of only seven community colleges nationwide to be recognized multiple times on the annual list.


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