LFCC Named a Great College to Work For

For Immediate Release:
August 13, 2012

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) to its 2012 list of  “Great Colleges to Work For®.”  While there are over 6,900 accredited postsecondary institutions acknowledged by the U. S. Department of Education, only 103 schools made the list, based on a school’s performance in several employee-related categories.  This is LFCC’s first year on the list, and the College was one of only three Virginia community colleges to receive recognition.

                “It is wonderful for LFCC to receive this national recognition,” said Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, President of the College.  “Given the positive atmosphere at the College, I am not surprised that LFCC performed well in this program.  It’s especially good to know that, during a time of significant growth at the College, we have maintained a focus on providing a good work environment.”

Conducted annually by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the program surveys personnel at each selected institution.  LFCC received high ratings in the categories of Job Satisfaction, Teaching Environment, Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship, and Collaborative Governance.  More information on the program, including data related to all schools, can be found at http://chronicle.com/section/academic-workplace/617/ .

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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