SOURCE: Nyack College

Nyack College

July 25, 2011 09:47 ET

Nyack College Named a 2011 Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education

Employees Recognize Nyack's Outstanding Workplace Environment

NYACK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 25, 2011) - Nyack College, the most diverse Christian college in the United States, today announced it has been selected one of the 2011 Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The results of The Chronicle's fourth annual report on the academic workplace are based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at colleges and universities nationwide. Nyack was recognized as a leader in the categories of work/life balance: college policies that give employees the flexibility to manage their personal lives; confidence in senior leadership: administrators have the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for institutional success; and respect and appreciation: employees are regularly recognized for their contributions.

"Our faculty and staff routinely go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that students receive the academic, spiritual, and emotional support that they need to succeed," says Dr. Michael Scales, president of Nyack College.

The Great Colleges program is 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.

"Faculty are consistently supported and encouraged in their professional and personal development," said Miriam Velez, professor at the Nyack School of Education. "Our administrators are open to new ideas that will benefit the students, faculty and staff. It's just one of the reasons I'm proud to be a part of Nyack's mission and legacy."

Nyack College is a 129-year-old institution with more than 4,000 students. This is the first year Nyack has participated in The Chronicle's Great Colleges program.

"Nyack is a great college to work for because employees use their gifts and abilities toward a mission they believe in," said Karen Davie, Nyack's Director of Human Resources. "It comes from the top and we share President Scales' goal to give every individual at this institution ultimate respect and dignity."

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