HCTC named to ‘Great Colleges to Work for’ 2015


By Evelyn Wood - For The Hazard Herald



Hazard Community and Technical College has again been named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

HCTC President Dr. Steve Greiner said the honor belongs to the employees.

“We have an environment committed to helping employees and students succeed. That driving force lends itself to being a great place to work because we are all working for a shared vision,” he said.

HCTC employees were surveyed earlier this year and the Chronicle’s eighth annual report was released this week.

HCTC is one of only 24 community colleges across the nation named to the list of “Great Colleges to Work For” and one of two community colleges in Kentucky. Somerset Community College was also named to the list. Murray State University and Centre College were the four-year institutions to make the list.

In all, only 86 of those institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies.

“The institutions that the Great Colleges program recognizes provide innovative educational experiences while also offering their employees outstanding workplace experiences and we are eager to help readers learn more about them,” said Liz McMillen, The Chronicle’s editor.

According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, the survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics 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.

By Evelyn Wood

For The Hazard Herald

Wood is the director of public relations at Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC), and can be reached at 606-487-3141, or at evelyn.wood@kctcs.edu.

Wood is the director of public relations at Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC), and can be reached at 606-487-3141, or at evelyn.wood@kctcs.edu.

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