Lackawanna College named a “2023 Great College to Work For”

Campus News

Lackawanna College named a “2023 Great College to Work For”

Honor Roll Great Colleges to Work For 2023

This honor places Lackawanna College as an elite company. Lackawanna College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the Great Colleges to Work For® program.

The results, released today in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 194 colleges and universities. In all, 72 of those institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Lackawanna College included among the small universities with 500 to 2,999 students.

Lackawanna College won honors in categories this year:

  • Professional Development
  • Mission & Pride
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness
  • Faculty & Staff Well-being
  • Faculty Experience
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Lackawanna College was also named to the Great Colleges Honor Roll, a status granted to only 42 colleges each year who are highlighted most across the recognition categories.

“This is a very proud moment for Lackawanna College.  Our employees are changing lives every day and having a positive social and economic impact in our communities.  In return, we strive to provide a supportive and collaborative work culture, that values their contributions and prioritizes their well-being.   Our growth and successes have been a direct result of employee input, hard work and commitment.  Thank you to everyone at Lackawanna College who help to make this a great place to work,” Lackawanna College President and Chief Innovation Officer Jill Murray said.

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institution questionnaire that captures 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.

“This year we had our highest employee survey participation rate and knowing that makes this recognition even more rewarding,” said Renee Mundy, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP.  “Our employees live our mission every day and are committed to improving the lives of our students and our surrounding communities. It takes a special group of individuals to do that, and we are thankful for their dedication and grateful they have chosen to be part of our team.  They are the reason we are a Great College to Work For.”

The Great Colleges to Work For® program is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all current and previous recognized institutions, visit the Great Colleges program website at and ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey and analyzed the results.