Jim Borsig, President

COLUMBUS, Miss. – For the second year in a row, The W has been named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.


It was also the second consecutive year the university was named to the prestigious Honor Roll, reserved for a small number of colleges and universities deemed by The Chronicle as “the best of the best.”  Only 10 colleges and universities in each category of large, medium-sized, and small universities were so designated.

The results were announced today by The Chronicle, and are based on a survey of more than 43,500 administrators, faculty members and professional support staff members who provided feedback on what makes institutions great workplaces. Only 92 institutions achieved “Great Colleges to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies.

Employees rated The W highly enough in the following categories for the university to be designated as a 2014 Great College to Work For and Honor Roll: Collaborative Governance; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Job Satisfaction; Professional/Career Development Programs; Respect and Appreciation; Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship; Teaching Environment (Faculty Only); Tenure Clarity and Process (Faculty Only/4-year only); Work/Life Balance.

“This recognition is a credit to our faculty and staff and the supportive culture they have helped create at The W,” said President Jim Borsig.  “I am very appreciative of the work our W family does on behalf of the institution and the students we serve.” 

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle has more than 70 writers, editors and international correspondents. The Great Colleges survey was conducted by ModernThink LLC for The Chronicle.

For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s website at http://chronicle.com/section/Academic-Workplace-2014/805/.

July 21, 2014
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