SAN ANTONIO, TX – The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and Diverse: Issues In Higher Education have recognized St. Philip’s College as one of the 2022 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges. This is the second time the college wins the award.


The annual award recognizes community and technical colleges committed to diversity through best-in-class student and staff recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working environments, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities. The national study employs a web-based survey approach to obtain information from NISOD member institutions.

“Collectively, we come to work with an attitude of being a ‘difference maker’ in the lives of our students,” said Dr. Adena Williams Loston, St. Philip’s College President. “These past 18 months gave us an opportunity to demonstrate how much we valued our workforce and their resiliency. This demonstration of caring for our employees caused us to launch our ‘We Care’ campaign. I believe this has contributed greatly to garnering us this recognition.”

Award recipients receive a specially-designed logo 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 new 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 award, visit

About St. Philip’s College
St. Philip’s College, founded in 1898, is a comprehensive public community college offering associate’s degrees and certificate, whose mission is to empower our diverse student population through educational achievement and career readiness. As a Historically Black College and Hispanic Serving Institution, St. Philip’s College is a vital facet of the community, responding to the needs of a population rich in ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic diversity. St. Philip’s College creates an equitable and inclusive environment, fostering excellence in academic and technical achievement, while expanding its commitment to diversity, opportunity and access. For more information, visit


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