RCC Named a “2019 Great College to Work For”

This honor puts Rappahannock Community College in elite company for five years running.

Rappahannock Community College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For program.

The results, released this week in a special insert of the Chronicle, are based on a survey of 236 colleges and universities. In all, 85 of the 236 participating institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Rappahannock Community College included among the small colleges and universities with 500 to 2,999 program enrolled students.

Rappahannock Community College won honors in three categories this year:

*Teaching Environment

*Compensation & Benefits

*Respect & Appreciation

“This affirmation of Rappahannock Community College’s work climate is wonderful; however, our real goal is not recognition – it’s being a community and employer that values the needs and contributions of every individual. In that sense, everyone at Rappahannock Community College helps to make this a great place to work,” said RCC president, Dr. Shannon Kennedy.

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional questionnaire that captured 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 the employee feedback.

The 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 all the results of the survey, visit the Great College Program website at www.greatcollegesprogram.com.

ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey and analyzed the results.

About Rappahannock Community College

Rappahannock Community College, established in 1970, serves Virginia’s Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and surrounding areas. RCC is home to multiple associate degrees and certificate programs, as well as robust and varied Workforce offerings. RCC has been named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education since 2015. The College will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020.