KSU named one of “Great Colleges to Work For”

Talissa Peoples

Kent State has been selected as one of the 2011 “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Chronicle’s “Great Colleges to Work For” program recognizes small groups of colleges based on enrollment size.

Kent State employees rated the institution highly enough to be recognized in the Compensation and Benefits category for universities with 10,000 or more students. This is the second time Kent State has made the list. It was last honored in 2009 in the same category.

“Our tuition waiver is much more generous than other colleges,” said Stephane Booth, Kent State’s associate provost for quality initiatives and curriculum. “It’s good to know both faculty and staff are appreciated.”

The results are based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at 310 different colleges and universities. To some, this is considered a stepping stone for the university.

Booth said as a public institution, Kent State is trying to provide education for more people in Ohio. Kent State provides tuition for the faculty and employees’ immediate family. The benefit package also provides health benefits, employee assistance and other resources that are a significant part of each employee’s compensation.

Contact Summer Kent Stater reporter Talissa Peoples at [email protected].