Nunez Community College Named 2023 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges Award Winner

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The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (Diverse) have recognized Nunez Community College as one of the 2023 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges!

The annual award focuses on workplace diversity, staff recruitment and retention practices, work environment and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities. The research team examines categories such as family friendliness, salary/benefits, and professional development opportunities to determine the list. The national study employs a web-based survey approach to obtain information from NISOD member institutions. 

"We are proud to honor these colleges for their sustained commitment to diversity,” said Edward J. Leach, NISOD’s Executive Director. “We are also pleased about the large number of applications this year. It shows that a growing number of colleges appreciate how critical diversity and inclusion initiatives are to their campuses and communities.”

“We are thrilled to be nationally recognized with such a meaningful award! Our Nunez team has been committed to collective and conscious work to ensure that our campus is diverse, equitable, inclusive and also, welcoming for both our students and our employees,” said Dr. Tina Tinney, Nunez Chancellor. “We have made great strides and are proud to be recognized, but also recognize we have continued work ahead!”

The award-winning institutions will be recognized during NISOD’s International Conference of Teaching and Leadership Excellence, May 27-30, in Austin, Texas. Additionally, award recipients receive 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 they want to highlight their commitment to inclusiveness. The awarded colleges are also featured in Diverse’s news magazine, the only bi-weekly national publication focusing on matters of access and opportunity for all in higher education.

To learn more about the Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges awards, visit For questions about the survey or NISOD’s 2023 conference, contact Edward J. Leach at or (512) 232-1430.

Registration is currently open for both the Summer and Fall 2023 semesters at  

About Nunez Community College
Nunez Community College is a student-centered institution that delivers relevant and innovative curriculum integrating the arts, sciences, and humanities leading to academic credentials and workforce opportunities. Nunez serves a vital role in the community by engaging with partners to support student success and personal growth. Nunez Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Nunez Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( Nunez is located at 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA. For more information, visit

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges. NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources for community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars. For over 40 years, NISOD has aligned a wide array of benefits with the needs of our members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.” Visit for more information about NISOD.

About Diverse
Since 1984, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has been the nation’s premier publication covering the issues pertaining to underrepresented minorities in American higher education. Reaching more than 200,000 readers biweekly, Diverse has been recognized for its in-depth news coverage, provocative commentary, insightful special reports, and original research.