SRJC Named “2017 Great College To Work For®”

Santa Rosa, CA — According to a recent survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) is one of the best colleges to work for in the nation. This year marks the fifth consecutive year that the College has received the distinction and has been named an honor roll institution; that is every year that SRJC has participated in the survey. Great Colleges to Work For 2017 Logo

The 2017 results, released in The Chronicle’s 10th annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 45,000 employees at 232 institutions nationwide. Of those participants, 79 colleges were recognized in one or more of 12 recognition categories for workplace quality. Only 42 colleges, including SRJC, received honors in multiple categories, thereby earning a spot on the Honor Roll.

SRJC is one of just two California community colleges, and one of only 12 community colleges nationwide, to be named on the Honor Roll. These distinctions put SRJC among elite company, once again.

Santa Rosa Junior College administrators and employees

This year, SRJC stood out in six out of 12 possible categories: Collaborative Governance; Compensation & Benefits; Diversity; Professional/Career Development Programs; Respect and Appreciation; Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship.

President and Superintendent Dr. Frank Chong commented, “SRJC has provided nearly 100 years of service to students and the community. Today, we’re especially proud to mark our fifth year in a row to win this prestigious honor. Our Board of Trustees, staff, faculty, and administrators are so committed to helping students succeed. We’re continually grateful for our employees who support a large, diverse student body and one another with talent, compassion, creativity, and open-mindedness.”

The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For® is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. The annual Great Colleges to Work For survey was administered and compiled by ModernThink LLC., a management-consulting firm based in Wilmington, Delaware.

Data and a link to survey techniques are available at http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-the-Survey-Was-Conducted/240642/.

Information about all the institutions that were recognized is available at http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges17