Patrick & Henry Community College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the Great Colleges to Work For® program.
The results, released Monday in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 194 colleges and universities. In all, 72 of those institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Patrick & Henry Community College included among the small universities with 500 to 2,999 students.
“Patrick & Henry Community College is a great college to work for because we are on a mission to empower our students and their families to achieve economic success. We do this by providing education and training that leads to high demand jobs with wages that can support a family. In other words, we don’t just award degrees, we award “J-O-B” degrees – credentials that open the door to real, tangible career opportunities in our community,” said President Greg Hodges.
Patrick & Henry Community College won honors in 6 categories this year: Job Satisfaction & Support, Professional Development, Compensation & Benefits, Mission & Pride, Faculty Experience, and Confidence in Senior Leadership.
Patrick & Henry Community College was also named to the Great Colleges Honor Roll, a status granted to only 42 colleges each year who are highlighted most across the recognition categories.
“This is a very satisfying affirmation of Patrick & Henry Community College, but our real goal is not recognition – it’s being a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual. In that sense everyone at P&HCC helps to make this a great place to work,” said Hodges.
The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institution questionnaire that captures 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 employee feedback.
The Great Colleges to Work For® program is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all current and previous recognized institutions, visit the Great Colleges program website at GreatCollegesProgram.com and GreatCollegesList.com. ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey and analyzed the results.
Pictured are P&HCC employees Gary Dove (Chief of Campus Police), Steve Aaron (Payroll & Leave Specialist), Julie Meador (Associate Professor of Administrative Support Technology & Legal Assisting), and Chloe Mayhew (Coordinator of Dual Enrollment) celebrate the Great College to Work For distinction.