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Southwest Virginia Community College named a “2022 Great College to Work For”

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Published on September 12th, 2022

Southwest Virginia Community College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the Great Colleges to Work For® program.

The results, released today in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 212 colleges and universities. In all, 68 of those institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Southwest Virginia Community College included among small sized colleges with 500 to 2,999 students.

Southwest Virginia Community College won honors in three categories this year:

  • Job Satisfaction & Support;
  • Compensation & Benefits;
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness

“At Southwest, our vision to transform lives, strengthen communities and inspire excellence applies to our talented and hard-working employees as much as it does to the students and communities that we serve. Everyone at Southwest Virginia Community College helps to make this a great place to work,” said Southwest’s President Dr. Tommy Wright.

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institution questionnaire that captured employment data 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.

The Great Colleges to Work For® program is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all current and previous recognized institutions, visit the Great Colleges program website at and ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey and analyzed the results.


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