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SNHU Named Top Employer in Higher Education

Manchester, N.H. (September 12, 2022) Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is being recognized today as a “Great College to Work For” for the 15th year in a row as part of the Great Colleges program, one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. SNHU is the only institution to make the list every year since its inception.

“We’re proud of the incredible work our employees do every day to help SNHU earn this distinction,” said Paul LeBlanc, President, SNHU. “Each year, we pay close attention to employee feedback which results in real change – most recently in the creation of professional development and remote work programs to support growth and offer a more flexible work environment.”

As one of the largest employers in the Granite State, SNHU is the only university from New Hampshire to make Honor Roll. This is the 12th consecutive year SNHU has received that prestigious status, scoring well across multiple categories, including Job Satisfaction & Support, Compensation & Benefits, Professional Development, Mission & Pride, Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness, Confidence in Senior Leadership, Faculty & Staff Well-being, and Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging.

ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs, administered the survey and analyzed this year's results.

“After fifteen years of conducting The Great Colleges to Work For program, we have keen insight into many of the factors and dynamics that contribute to a truly engaged workforce…a compelling vision, inspiring leadership, and a strong sense of community,” said Richard K. Boyer, Principal and Managing Partner at ModernThink. “This year’s recognized institutions add to that list, demonstrating a tenacious commitment to doing right by their employees and modeling resiliency in a time of continued uncertainty and unforeseen challenges.”

All full-time faculty and staff were invited to participate in the survey and around two-thirds offered feedback. Based on the top responses, SNHU employees believe that the University offers benefits that meet employee needs and contributes to the community in a positive way.

The Great Colleges program recognizes the institutions that get top ratings from their employees on workforce practices and policies. The survey results are based on 212 applications from participating colleges and universities and were comprised from a two-part assessment process: an institution questionnaire that captured employment data and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.

About Southern New Hampshire University

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, nonprofit institution with an 89-year history of educating traditional-aged students and working adults. Now serving more than 150,000 learners worldwide, SNHU offers approximately 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. Recognized as the "Most Innovative" regional university by U.S. News & World Report and one of the fastest-growing universities in the country, SNHU is committed to expanding access to high quality, affordable pathways that meet the needs of each learner. Learn more at www.snhu.edu.

About ModernThink LLC

As a research and consulting leader in workplace issues, ModernThink has supported a wide variety of “Best Place to Work” initiatives. Through these programs, the firm has gained substantial survey and industry expertise, including specific insight into higher education. ModernThink knows what it takes to build a great place to work and shares that know-how with its clients. The ModernThink team of organizational development experts is dedicated to helping colleges follow through and capitalize on feedback from employees and benchmark data from peers to drive meaningful change at their institutions. Learn more about the Great Colleges to Work For® program, including all current and previous recognized institutions, at GreatCollegesProgram.com and GreatCollegesList.com, and about ModernThink at ModernThink.com.

Contact:
Lauren Keane
Southern New Hampshire University
603.645.9789
l.keane@snhu.edu

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SNHU is a nonprofit, accredited university with a mission to make high-quality education more accessible and affordable for everyone.

Founded in 1932, and online since 1995, we’ve helped countless students reach their goals with flexible, career-focused programs. Our 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH is home to over 3,000 students, and we serve over 135,000 students online. Visit our about SNHU page to learn more about our mission, accreditations, leadership team, national recognitions and awards.