Magazine Recognizes Student Affairs at Stockton

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Galloway, N.J.Stockton University has been named one of “The Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs,”by “Diverse: Issues In Higher Education.

The 2022 list of the 15 recognized universities plus eight honorable mentions will be included in the March 3 issue of the national magazine, which reports on diversity in higher education.  The publication’s research uses a web-based survey approach to examine categories such as family friendliness, salary/benefits and professional development opportunities, with a focus on workplace diversity, staffing practices and work environment.

christ catchingStockton Vice President for Student Affairs Christopher Catching said the recognition reflects Stockton’s historical commitment to providing an environment for excellence for a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented communities. That commitment begins with the employees and is reflected in student success.

Catching cited three steps that make Student Affairs a positive and inclusive environment for both students and employees:  focusing on inclusive student success, cultivating a community of educators, and creating opportunities for professional development and engagement.  He said offering employees opportunities to grow and engage with others benefits everyone.

“Doing so will strengthen their knowledge and career development and their ability to support student and institutional success,” Catching said.

Catching also credited the Board of Trustees and Stockton President Harvey Kesselman, a Stockton alumnus, for encouraging diversity in the faculty, staff and student body during his more than 40-year career at Stockton.

“New Jersey is a very diverse state, and it is important that Stockton, as a public university, encourage and reflect that diversity among its employees and student body,” Kesselman said.

Stockton and the other honorees will also be recognized at the American College Personnel Association’s annual meeting.

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Diane D’Amico
Director of News and Media Relations
Galloway, N.J. 08205