MCC named 2022 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges Award winner

April 21, 2022

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (Diverse) have recognized McLennan Community College as one of the 2022 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges! This is the fourth time for MCC to win 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. 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 28-31, in Austin. Additionally, 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 newsmagazine, 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 2022 conference, contact Edward J. Leach at or (512) 232-1430. For more information about MCC, contact Lisa Elliott at or (254) 299-8640.