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LARGO, MD (June 6, 2024) — Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) announced today its recognition by the National Institute for Staff and Organization Development (NISOD) and Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (Diverse) as one of the 2024 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges.

“Prince George’s Community College is honored to receive this award and recognition as one of the 2024 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges,” Dr. Falecia D. Williams, president of Prince George’s Community College, said. “PGCC employees are set up for success to cross educational boundaries and build futures in their work. Our collaborative culture is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we champion professional and personal growth to help everyone in our College community thrive.”

This 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,” Edward K. Leach, NISOD’s Executive Director, said. “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.”

NISOD will recognize Prince George’s Community College and other award-winning institutions at its International Conference of Teaching and Leadership Excellence held in Austin, Texas, from May 25-28. Awarded colleges will receive specially designed logos to promote their commitments to diversity and inclusiveness during times such as student and staff recruitment efforts. The recipients are also featured in Diverse’s news magazine, the only biweekly national publication focused on matters of access and opportunity for all in higher education.

Click here to learn more about the awards for Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges. For questions about the survey or NISOD’s 2024 conference, please contact Edward J. Leach at or 512-232-1430.


About Prince George’s Community College
Named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security (2022-2027), Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) provides high-quality education and training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of Prince George’s County. From new high school graduates and career seekers to more seasoned professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their skill sets, PGCC is comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and goals. Serving nearly 25,000 individuals annually, the College is the first choice for higher education for residents of Prince George’s County. Collaborative partnerships, responsive degree and training programs, and a commitment to student success enable PGCC to address diverse education and workforce development demands.

For more information, visit the College’s website at Prince George’s Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267-284-5000); The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education.

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) empowers faculty, staff, and administrators at community and technical colleges to support the needs of diverse students in the face of ever-present resource constraints. High-quality, easy-to-access professional development resources connect staff and faculty with applicable knowledge to grow their careers and improve instruction. Meaningful recognition programs can augment the reputation of individual students, employees, and institutions. But perhaps the most valuable are the connections NISOD helps build among community and technical colleges to share ideas, strengths, and solutions.

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.