RCC named a Great College to Work for the Fourth Consecutive Year


Faculty and staff celebrate that RCC is officially a Great Place to Work for the fourth year in a row — from left, Prof. Sue Perry of the Nursing Department, Sam Mitchell of the Faculties Department and Tim Hoffman of IT — hold up the “Great Colleges 2018” logo for all to see.

In what seems like an old tradition, Rappahannock Community College was named a Great College to Work for in 2018, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education, the top trade publication for colleges and universities.

The results, released in The Chronicle’s eleventh annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of colleges and universities.

RCC was also recognized for the following achievements:

  • Compensation & Benefits — Pay is fair, and benefits meet the needs of employees.
  • Professional/Career-Development Programs — Employees are given the opportunity to develop skills and understand requirements to advance in their careers.
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship — Supervisors or chairs solicit ideas and make expectations clear.

“This College’s culture is deep and caring,” says Dr. Elizabeth Hinton Crowther, president of Rappahannock Community College. “This is demonstrated by the interaction among employees, as well as the superb touch that all faculty and staff members have with students and other constituents.”

“Rappahannock Community College is consistently praised by visiting accrediting agencies and other institutions for its outstanding culture and its service to students and the community.”

“The Great Colleges to Work For distinction is well-known by academic jobseekers as a sign that an institution’s employees are valued and given opportunities for growth even when they face financial constraints,” said Liz McMillen, editor of The Chronicle. “Any college or university that’s on the list is showing that they emphasize one of their most valuable assets: their faculty and staff.”

The Chronicle of Higher Education surveyed 253 two-year and four-year institutions nationwide. Only 84 institutions were selected for the Great Colleges to Work For list.

About The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education is dedicated to serving the higher education community with insights, understanding, and intellectual engagement. Academic leaders and professionals from around the world trust The Chronicle’s analysis and in-depth exploration to make informed decisions. For more information and to view the survey results, visit The Chronicle’s website at: https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges18.