September 15, 2020

CVCC Recognized As A 2020 Great College to Work For

LYNCHBURG, VA – The Chronicle of Higher Education has announced that Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) has been selected as a "2020 Great College to Work For.”  Nationwide, only 79 colleges and universities earned this recognition—and only 25 two-year institutions.  CVCC was recognized in two of the recognition categories: Collaborative Governance and Teaching Environment (faculty only).

“We can be proud of this honor, but we can be even more proud of what it represents: a college community that is unified by our commitment to student success, distinguished by our concern for one another, and defined by our conviction that everyone matters,” said CVCC President, Dr. John Capps.

The Great Colleges to Work For program is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country.  It recognizes colleges that get top ratings from their employees regarding workplace practices and policies.

A CVCC employee quote from the competition stated, “We operate very much like a large extended family. Everyone is treated respectfully and appreciated for their role in creating a great work environment.  Whether you are mowing the lawn, cleaning the halls, working in the office or in a position of authority, there is a true sense of caring and friendship."

The Great Colleges to Work For program consisted of a two-part assessment process: a survey administered to faculty, administrators, exempt professional and non-exempt staff, as well as adjuncts at two-year colleges, and an institution questionnaire that captured employment data and workplace policies and practices from each institution. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received the Great College to Work For recognition was the employee feedback.

By the numbers:
•    221 institutions participated in 2020, including 127 four-year institutions and 94 two-year institutions.
•    79 institutions are recognized as a 2020 Great College to Work For, including 54 four-year institutions and 25 two-year institutions.

Learn more about the Great Colleges to Work For program including all current and previous recognized institutions at:

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