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Olivet College has been named one of the 2017 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. Olivet College and 17 other colleges and universities received this distinction. Olivet College and the other honorees are featured in the March 23, 2017 edition of the magazine.

At Olivet College, Linda Logan, Ph.D., vice president and dean of student life, oversees the Office of Student Life.

Through partnership with the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at Ohio State University and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) – College Student Educator International, Diverse conducted a national web-based survey that focused on workplace diversity, staffing practices and work environment. The study highlights five Promising Practices that student affairs personnel at the Most Promising Places cited as reasons they enjoyed working in their department:

  • Demonstrated commitment to institutional mission and strategic plan;
  • Senior student affairs leaders who are available and involved;
  • Formal and informal recognition of good work;
  • Institutional and senior leadership support of work/life balance; and,
  • Intentional investment in the development of student affairs staff.

“I’m pleased that this national publication recognizes the excellent leadership and passionate commitment of our full time and student staff. It’s this commitment and passion that permeates student life at Olivet College and provides not only a promising place to work in student affairs, but provides me with promise for a positive future as our students graduate and take this passion and commitment into the world,” said Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., president of Olivet College.

Olivet College is the only Michigan school to make the list. The other 17 most promising places to work in student affairs are:

  • Bellarmine University
  • California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo
  • California State University – Channel Islands
  • College of William and Mary
  • Hofstra University
  • Indiana University Southeast
  • Lynn University
  • Miami University – Oxford
  • Ohio State University – Columbus
  • Rutgers University – New Brunswick
  • Saint Louis University
  • Shepherd University
  • Stony Brook University
  • University of North Carolina – Wilmington
  • University of Vermont
  • University of West Georgia
  • Virginia Tech