Camp named ‘2019 Great College to Work For’

Published 7:50 pm Thursday, September 19, 2019

By Wendy Harrison


Camp Community College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For program.

The results, released Sept. 16 in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 236 colleges and universities. In all, 85 of the 236 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Among the 85, 25 are two-year institutions like Camp. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Camp included among the small institutions that have between 500 and 2,999 students.

I am so honored that we have achieved this designation,” said Camp President Dr. Daniel Lufkin. “I am proud of our teamwork and our accomplishments, which are all centered upon serving our students and community well.”

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional 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.

Camp won honors in two categories — Collaborative Governance, which means that faculty members are appropriately involved in decisions related to academic programs, and Confidence in Senior Leadership, which reflects on leaders having the necessary knowledge, skills and experience for institutional success. According to ModernThink LLC, which conducted the survey, the average response rate across the program is 45 percent, while Camp had 59 percent of employees respond to the survey.

We are so excited about this honor,” said Camp Director of Human Resources Rachel Beale. “I think that the results say a lot about our work environment. It shows that faculty and staff are confident that together we can carry out our mission and that their opinions and input are valued.”

Great Colleges to Work For” is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit the Great College Program website at

ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey and analyzed the results.

WENDY HARRISON is the public relations specialist for Camp Community College. She can be reached at