College receives national recognition for workplace diversity

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South Arkansas Community College president Dr. Bentley Wallace, right, receives a trophy recognizing SouthArk as one of 24 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges by NISOD executive director Dr. Edward Leach.

AUSTIN, Texas—South Arkansas Community College recently was noted as one of the nation’s Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges for 2022 by the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

SouthArk president Dr. Bentley Wallace received the recognition on behalf of the college at the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development annual meeting here over the weekend.

SouthArk was one of 24 colleges in the nation, and the only one in Arkansas, to receive the commendation. Selection was based upon family friendliness, salary, benefits and professional development opportunities, with a focus on workplace diversity, staffing practices and work environment.