Lubbock Christian University is listed as one of the "best colleges in the country to work for" in a survey released today by The Chronicle of Higher Education. In addition, LCU ranked high enough in its category to be on the honor roll of the 2014 “Great Colleges to Work For” list.
“Lubbock Christian University is a place that values people, and we are blessed by a talented faculty and staff who share a deep commitment to the university’s mission of changing lives. We give thanks for this recognition and are committed to preserving and strengthening LCU as a great place to work,” said LCU President L. Timothy Perrin.
LCU was praised on the honor roll for:
- Confidence in senior leadership
- Job satisfaction and support
- Professional/career development programs
- Respect and appreciation
- Supervisor or department chair relationships
- Work/life balance
Through the survey, The Chronicle found that successful academic workplaces create a culture of accountability and promote common values through strong shared-governance policies, which help employees feel they’re all on the same team. The results come from a survey of 43,000 campus employees administered for The Chronicle by ModernThink LLC. This year, 278 institutions participated.
“The faculty and staff of LCU is a close-knit family, bound together by a common sense of calling to the high purposes of excellent education and spiritual formation for our students,” said Dr. Brian Starr, executive vice president. “This unity creates an environment in which even the most challenging conversations can take place with a spirit of truth and love, and we are thankful for this blessing.”
Lubbock Christian University has more than 2000 students and is a four-year private master's level institution that promotes unique educational opportunities with a strategic focus on student success in four key areas: spiritual formation, intellectual growth, personal stewardship and leadership development. Degree programs are offered for both bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees. For 57 years, the school has offered academic excellence in a Christian environment.