LFCC Named a Great College to Work For

For Immediate Release:
July 22, 2013

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 2013 list of “Great Colleges to Work For®.”   The Great Colleges program is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country.  Close to 45,000 surveys were completed by administrators, faculty members and professional support staff and tallied based on a school’s performance in several employee-related categories.  Forty-two schools made the Honor Roll List with only 12 being two year colleges.  This is LFCC’s second year on the overall list, but its first time in the coveted category of Honor Roll.

“I am very proud of this accomplishment because it demonstrates the outstanding quality of work done by the LFCC team,” said Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, President of the College.  “Our faculty, staff and administration go above and beyond to ensure that our college students and our workforce training clients successfully meet their goals.   I have worked with many people during my career and can say unequivocally that the LFCC team is the best I have ever worked with.  To receive this national recognition of the high quality work done by LFCC is wonderful.”

Conducted annually by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the program surveys personnel at each selected institution.  LFCC received high ratings in almost all 11 categories of Collaborative Governance, Professional/Career Development Programs, Teaching Environment, Facilities, Workspace & Security, Job Satisfaction, Work/Life Balance, Confidence in Senior Leadership, Supervisor/Department-Chair Relationship, Respect and Appreciation, Diversity, and Compensation and Benefits.

Karen Foreman, LFCC’s Human Resources Director, commented, “This is such a prodigious honor for the College and is a true reflection of the commitment, dedication and continued efforts of every employee in making LFCC a great place to work.”

 More information on the program, including data related to all schools, can be found at http://chronicle.com/article/Great-Colleges-To-Work-For/140369/#id=big-table.

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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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