Bellarmine University is one of the nation’s 30 most promising places to work in student affairs, according to research published by “Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.”
Bellarmine is the only university in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky or Tennessee to qualify for the list.
“It is humbling to be nationally recognized for our intentional efforts in these areas and a gift to work alongside our practitioners and educators who hold inclusivity and professional excellence as mission critical,” said Dr. Helen-Grace
Ryan, Bellarmine’s vice president for Student Affairs
With a focus on workplace diversity, staffing practice and work environment, the publication’s research examines categories such as family friendliness, workplace climate, staffing practices, salary, benefits and professional development opportunities.
The publication collaborates with the American College Personnel Association to produce the list annually.
“Student learning and success are at the core of our mission, in addition to inclusivity and academic innovation,” said Ryan. “Student Affairs, which houses so many of the university’s critical student support services, breathes
life into that mission daily, making it a common experience for our students. Our division’s dedicated professionals embody what we lovingly refer to as the Bellarmine Difference, which is all about holding ourselves to a standard of excellence,
in a compassionate, supportive community.”
Incoming and outgoing members of the Bellarmine Society pose for a group photograph with Dr. Helen-Grace Ryan, pictured at far left, while attending a brunch on April 16, 2021. BRENDAN J. SULLIVAN/ BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY