Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was named a 2022 Great College to Work For, receiving an Honor Roll designation and recognition in six key areas: Compensation & Benefits, Faculty Experience, Faculty & Staff Well-being, Mission & Pride, Professional Development, and Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness.
MGCCC has been recognized as a Great College 11 times and has received Honor Roll designation five times.
“At Gulf Coast, we recognize that employee engagement leads to student success,” said Dr. Mary S. Graham, MGCCC president. “We have always been very intentional in preserving and enriching the culture at MGCCC, creating a positive and family-oriented atmosphere for both employees and students. We know our employees are a tremendously important asset, and we value their contributions to making Gulf Coast a nationally recognized institution.”
The Great Colleges to Work For program is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country. Now in its 15th year, it recognizes colleges that get top ratings from employees regarding workplace practices and policies.
Survey results are based on a two-part assessment process—an institution questionnaire that captures employment data and workplace policies, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administers the survey and analyzes results.
This year, 212 institutions participated in the survey, with community colleges making up 82 of those. Only 22 community colleges in the nation were recognized in this year’s survey.
“After 15 years of conducting The Great Colleges to Work For program, we have keen insight into many of the factors and dynamics that contribute to a truly engaged workforce…a compelling vision, inspiring leadership, and a strong sense of community,” said Richard K. Boyer, principal and managing partner at ModernThink. “This year’s recognized institutions add to that list, demonstrating a tenacious commitment to doing right by their employees and modeling resiliency in a time of continued uncertainty and unforeseen challenges.”
The final survey instrument was developed by a panel comprising representatives of two- and four-year institutions with expertise in research, diversity, administration, and other areas.
For more information on two- and four-year colleges and universities included in the survey and their rankings, visit greatcollegesprogram.com/list.