MCC named among Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges

April 22, 2024

McLennan Community College was one of only 18 from across the country recognized by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (Diverse) as one of the 2024 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges. This is the sixth time for MCC to win the award.

“At MCC, we care about all of our students and all of our employees. Living our values that ‘People matter,' ‘Inclusiveness matters,’ ‘Integrity matters,’ ‘Communication matters’ and ‘Excellence matters’ is important to us,” MCC President Johnette McKown said. “We strive to be the place where students want to come to learn and that employees want to come to work every day. This award is a symbol of what we believe and endeavor to live. We are honored to be recognized.”

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. A multipart, weighted algorithm is used to classify the responding 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.”

The award-winning institutions will be recognized during NISOD’s International Conference of Teaching and Leadership Excellence, May 25-28, in Austin. 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