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Centre College named 2012 Great College to Work For

August 9, 2012 By Laura Pritchard       
Campus Center The Chronicle of Higher Education recently recognized Centre
as one of the 2012 Great Colleges to Work For, placing Centre in
the top 30 among all four-year colleges and universities.

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently recognized Centre College on its honor roll of the 2012 Great Colleges to Work For, placing Centre in the top 30 among the nation’s four-year colleges and universities.

“It’s gratifying to know that our faculty and staff find Centre College to be a positive professional environment,” says Centre President John A. Roush. “Our students benefit from this atmosphere most directly, and the people on this campus are the reason the College continues to succeed.”

Honor Roll recipients, according to The Chronicle, are “the best of the best.” The 10 institutions in each size category—small, medium and large— that were cited most often across all recognition categories received Honor Roll status.

Overall, Centre received high marks in the categories of facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; respect and appreciation; and professional and career development. On the faculty side, the College scored well for its teaching environment and tenure clarity and process.

“It was wonderful to learn that Centre had been selected again as one of the Best Colleges to Work For,” says Kay Drake, director of human resources and administrative services. “We strive to bring the best staff and faculty to our campus through our recruiting efforts and to maintain the caring culture of our campus community.”

This year, the survey to determine the Honor Roll list was based on responses from nearly 47,000 people at 294 institutions. The assessment had two components: a questionnaire about institutional characteristics and a faculty/staff questionnaire about individuals’ evaluations of their institutions.

To find out more about the survey methodology and other Honor Roll recipients, visit the Chronicle website.

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Centre College, founded in 1819 and chosen to host its second Vice Presidential Debate in 2012, is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges, at 42nd in the nation, and ranks 27th for best value among national liberal arts colleges. Forbes magazine ranks Centre 34th among all the nation’s colleges and universities and has named Centre in the top five among all institutions of higher education in the South for three years in a row. Centre is also ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News for its study abroad program. For more, click here.

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