Faculty, staff celebrate MUW's ranking as a great place to work

Daysha Humphrey


Once again, MUW was chosen as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for this 2014-2015 school year.

MUW received this honor from a survey in The Chronicle of Higher Education. This is the number one source for news, information and jobs for college and university faculty, staff members and administrators.In 2013, The Chronicle of Higher Education said that MUW was highly rated in the following categories: collaborative governance, professional/career development programs, teaching environment, job satisfaction, confidence in senior leadership, supervisor/department chair relationship, respect, appreciation and tenure clarity and process.

This year, the W was rated highly again in the same categories. In addition, it was named to the 2014 Honor Roll.

Many of the faculty, staff, and student body are ecstatic about this opportunity for th school and believe that the W deserved this honor.

“The W staff deserves such a prestigious award, being one of the smaller universities in Mississippi,” said Claudia McDavis, retention specialist for the Student Success Center. “The staff at the W works hard to be the best in every capacity with the focus being on student services. Receiving this honor two years in a row shows that we are continually striving for success.”

Tina Rogers, coordinator of online students, also explained why MUW deserved this honor.

“We deserve this honor because the employees here are more than co-workers,” Rogers stated. “We are a family, and we can really help when someone is having a difficult time.”

Amy Pardo, associate professor of English, said that this honor is important because of our students.

“We deserve this honor because our students make teaching at MUW the best place to work,” she said. “Students are engaged, thoughtful learners who bring a willingness to succeed both in and out of the classroom.”

MUW has once again proved its excellence. Furthermore, the university looks forward to continuing to receive this honor in the years to come.

For more information about this award, the survey results and The Chronicle of Higher Education, visit the source’s website, chronicle.com.