July 23, 2013
For the sixth consecutive year, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has been recognized in the ''Great Colleges to Work For'' survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
One of only 10 four-year colleges and universities recognized as an Honor Roll recipient for scoring consistently well across 12 categories of best practices, SNHU was cited for ''showcasing job practices that employees appreciate most.'' Categories included collaborative governance, job satisfaction, work/life balance, compensation and benefits, and professional/career development programs amongst many others.
The sixth annual survey was based on responses from nearly 45,000 people at 300 institutions (227 four-year and 73 two-year colleges). Employees were asked to agree or disagree, using a five-point scale, with a series of 60 statements, such as: ''Senior leadership provides a clear direction for the institution’s future.''
''It is a true honor to once again be recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education," said SNHU President Paul LeBlanc. ''This recognition speaks well of our culture and organizational commitment to treat people well, support them in their professional and personal needs, to do as much as we can for each other, and to raise our game professionally.''
SNHU, the fastest growing university in the country, is one of the largest employers in the Queen City with over 3,000 full and part-time employees. In addition, the university will open a new 300-bed dorm in September and has broken ground on a new 50,000 square foot, $18 million Learning Commons that will provide a beautiful state-of-the-art facility for students to conduct their academic work beginning in fall 2014.
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. The Chronicle's audited Web-site traffic is more than 12.8 million pages a month, seen by more than 1.9 million unique visitors.
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