Southern Utah University Named a 'Great College to Work For'

Published: September 17, 2019 | Read Time: 1 minutes

President Wyatt welcome back meeting with faculty and staff.Southern Utah University is one of the top 85 universities and colleges in the United States to work for according to the newly released 2019 Great College to Work For survey. The Great Colleges to Work For survey is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country. In its twelfth year, it recognizes the colleges that receive top ratings from their employees regarding workplace practices and policies.

SUU is the only university in Utah and the Rocky Mountain Region recognized in the annual survey.

Specifically, SUU was honored in three categories -- Confidence in Senior Leadership, Job Satisfaction, and Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship.

"Southern Utah University is a great place to work because the people who spend their time here are uncommonly united in purpose, supportive of each other, encouraged to be creative, and allowed to fail," said Southern Utah University President Scott L Wyatt. "The university is growing; student outcomes are rising; legislative support is increasing. And SUU is situated in a friendly, safe, and vibrant community surrounded by the most inspiring landscapes in America (seven national parks all within a 20-minute to 4-hour drive)."

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.

One of the anonymous employee responses cited by the survey stated, "There is a widespread attitude of 'let's try something new/innovative' as well as an attitude of 'let's get it done' at SUU. There is also a lot of school pride, both on campus and in the community."

The full survey results by The Great Colleges to Work For program can be found at

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