Gannon University Is One of the 
Best Colleges In The Nation To Work For

Best Colleges logoPosted: July 20, 2015

Gannon University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education's Great Colleges to Work For®.

The results were released in the Chronicle's 2015 annual report on The Academic Workplace, which recognizes colleges and universities for specific best practices and policies.

Gannon University received recognition for confidence in senior leadership having the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for the success of the institution.

This year, 86 institutions are recognized as a Great College to Work For, including 62 four-year institutions and 24 two-year institutions. The primary factor in determining whether an institution received recognition as a Great College to Work For was the feedback of employees.

"All members of the Gannon community can be proud of our efforts on behalf of students, the University and the community at large," said Gannon University President Keith Taylor, Ph.D. "The Mission of the University compels us to service and leadership, and this honor affirms our level of commitment to these ideals," he said.

That commitment was evident in several milestones achieved by Gannon University during the past year. These included the largest enrollment in two decades, the opening of several new academic and student-services facilities on the Erie campus and the introduction of new undergraduate and graduate academic programs, including an occupational therapy doctorate at the University's new campus in Ruskin, Florida.

Gannon University was also honored this past year by being named to the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification and the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, as well as being among the top ten North Region universities as a "Best Value School" in the 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges."

All accredited U.S. institutions are invited to participate in the Great Colleges survey, conducted by ModernThink LLC, a human resources consulting firm in Wilmington, Delaware. For the 2015 survey, employees at 281 colleges and universities were included in a two-part assessment process: a survey taken by faculty, administrators and support staff, and an institutional audit to capture demographics, policies and practices.

Created in 2008, 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 Chronicle's Web site at

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