Press release: GRCC named ‘Great College to Work For’



Leah Nixon

Director of Communications



July 22, 2013 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It’s official: Grand Rapids Community College is a great place to work.

The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Grand Rapids Community College one of its “Great Colleges to Work For.” GRCC will be featured in a special issue of The Chronicle that is being released today.

In its sixth annual survey, The Chronicle compiled evaluations from college employees nationwide in categories that included job satisfaction, teaching environment and benefits.

“Our talented faculty and staff are the key reasons so many in the community find success at GRCC,” said President Dr. Steven C. Ender. "All of us — employees, administrators and students — have benefited from the stimulating and collaborative work environment here.

“While West Michigan has known for awhile that GRCC is a great place to work, it’s nice that The Chronicle of Higher Education is announcing it to the world.”

In recognizing GRCC in the Compensation and Benefits category, The Chronicle took special note of the health and wellness programs that GRCC makes available to employees: “Grand Rapids employees can use the campus sports facilities free of cost. They can take wellness courses — on healthful cooking and exercise, among other topics — through the college at little or no cost.”

Here is a link to The Chronicle’s list.

Grand Rapids Community College, established in 1914, offers opportunities for more than 30,000 students annually in degree courses, certification and training programs, workshops and personal enrichment classes. GRCC holds classes on the downtown Grand Rapids campus as well as several locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.