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Love Where You Work: Endicott Recognized as Great College to Work For


Based on outstanding faculty and staff feedback and best workplace practices and policies, Endicott College was recognized in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2019 Best Colleges to Work For program. It is the 10th time that Endicott has been named in the 12 years the program has existed. In addition, Endicott was named to the Honor Roll, meaning it was lauded as a standout in its size category, for the ninth time.

The 2019 recognition categories Endicott was listed in were:

  • Collaborative Governance: Faculty members are appropriately involved in decisions related to academic programs.
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership: Leaders have the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience for institutional success.
  • Facilities, Workspace, & Security: Facilities adequately meet needs, the appearance of the campus is pleasing, and the institution takes steps to provide a secure environment.
  • Professional/Career Development: Employees are given the opportunity to develop skills and understand requirements to advance in their careers.
  • Respect and Appreciation: Employees are regularly recognized for their contributions.
  • Teaching Environment: Faculty members say the institution recognizes innovative and high-quality teaching.

Assistant Professor Gordon Ober with environmental science students on the beachAssistant Professor Gordon Ober found a new home at Endicott—
now he's teaching, getting involved with the community,
and looking to set up an active lab.

This year’s Best Colleges to Work For honor is notable considering the transitional period Endicott has experienced over the past year. Endicott’s Seventh President, Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D., began his tenure on July 1, 2019 with his formal inauguration set for Friday, September 27. The institution underwent an extensive presidential search over the course of the 2018–19 academic year, yet pride in Endicott, its mission, and its core values remained strong throughout the process.

Through unparalleled growth since earning four-year status in 1988 and turning co-educational in 1994, Endicott has maintained its commitment to providing its community members—students, faculty, staff, and alumni—a warm and embracing higher education environment.

“Endicott’s consistent recognition for its positive workplace environment and growing reputation as a higher education leader demonstrates that every decision we make is truly student centric,” says DiSalvo. “Students are the lifeblood of our institution, and our senior leadership, faculty, and staff continue to act with students’ best interests at heart and postgraduate success top of mind.”

This recognition comes on the heels of the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings that placed Endicott as the No. 23 Regional Universities North based on strong and consistent retention and graduation rates, as well as improvements to key metrics like reputation, admission (SAT scores), faculty (percentage with terminal degree), small class sizes (65 percent < 20 students), and a low student-to-faculty ratio (12:1). Endicott also received additional accolades nationally for its co-op/internship model, and locally for Most Innovative Schools, Best Value, Best Colleges for Veterans, Best Undergraduate Teaching Programs, and Top Performers in Social Mobility.

The results of the 2019 Best Colleges to Work For program were announced by ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm.

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