John Brown University Named a ‘2016 Great College to Work For’

University Also Named Among 42 Honor Roll Institutions

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SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK. (July 19, 2016) –John Brown University has been named a “Great College to Work For” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a leading news publication for colleges and universities. JBU was among institutions that were nationally recognized for best workplace practices and policies.

Listed with honor roll distinction alongside 42 other institutions and placed as top 10 within the small enrollment size category, JBU won honors for two consecutive years in nine of 12 categories: collaborative governance, compensation and benefits, confidence in senior leadership, facilities, workspace and security, job satisfaction, professional/career development programs, respect and appreciation, supervisor/department chair relationship and work/life balance.

“JBU is a great place to work because our faculty and staff are committed to JBU’s mission where academic excellence is fostered, serving God and others is esteemed and student’s spiritual life is nourished,” said JBU President Dr. Chip Pollard. “It is so encouraging to be recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education for the second year in a row.”

To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted many “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.

The survey results, based primarily on employee feedback, included a two-part assessment from each institution: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies and a survey distributed to faculty, administrators and professional support staff.

“Nine years in, The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For program is well known as a mark of a college or university that puts thought and effort into serving the needs of its faculty and staff,” said Liz McMillen, editor of The Chronicle. “The colleges and universities that make the list are highly rated by their employees for creating great working environments, an important achievement that helps them recruit top academic and administrative talent.”

Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view the survey results, visit The Chronicle’s website at chronicle.com/AW16.

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Ranked No. 2 among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News, JBU enrolls more than 2,700 students from 42 states and 39 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 50 majors, with top programs including business administration, graphic design, engineering, construction management, counseling, teacher education and nursing.

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