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Wingate named a Great College to Work For

by Luanne Williams

For the fourth time in four years, Wingate University has been recognized as a wonderful place to work.

The Chronicle of Higher Education released its 2018 Great Colleges to Work For survey showing that Wingate excelled in four categories: collaborative governance, confidence in senior leadership, supervisor/department chair relationship, and work/life balance.

“We like to think of Wingate University as a school of opportunity, and that goes for employees as well,” University President Rhett Brown said. “Our focus is on making sure our students succeed, but because we provide a supportive environment in which everyone is working toward that common goal, ample opportunities present themselves for faculty and staff members alike: opportunities to have their voices heard, to grow professionally, and to learn.”

Examples include a new faculty governance structure, a Sharing and Learning Day held in the spring and a monthly Professional Advancement Workshop Series that culminates in a daylong professional-development event.

Wingate was named a Top Workplace in the Charlotte Metro area for 2015 and 2017, based on a survey by the Charlotte Observer. Faculty and staff members queried for that poll told the newspaper that their job makes them feel like they’re part of something meaningful, that they feel genuinely appreciated at work and that they have the flexibility to balance their work and personal lives.

In 2016, Wingate was named a Great College to Work For when the University earned high marks in confidence in senior leadership, job satisfaction, respect and appreciation, and supervisor/department chair relationship.

This year’s Great Colleges to Work For survey was based on responses from more than 53,000 people at 253 institutions and was administered and compiled by ModernThink LLC for The Chronicle.

Wingate University employs more than 600 people on campuses in Wingate, Hendersonville and the Ballantyne area of Charlotte.

July 23, 2018