July 17, 2017
TO: Vice Presidents, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors, Department Heads, and Managers
FROM: Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President, Administration
RE: Chronicle of Higher Ed Names Duke "Great College to Work For"
I am pleased to inform you that Duke has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The Chronicle released its annual report on academic workplaces, naming Duke among the 2017 "Great Colleges to Work For" across the country.
Duke earned its highest responses in workplace categories for Compensation & Benefits, and Facilities, Workspace & Security.
This year's list highlighted just 79 of the 232 participating institutions. Results were determined by surveys completed by administrators, faculty and staff at participating institutions.
Duke's listing from the "Great Colleges" survey is among other recognitions it’s received for its commitment to employees. Duke has earned high marks for workplace satisfaction from Forbes Magazine, Carolina Parent, AARP, Modern Healthcare and the National Center for Transit Research as a "Best Workplace for Commuters."
Duke’s many leaders and managers set the tone and create the environments where faculty and staff want to work. I want to thank you for your service to Duke and your contributions to making this one of the best universities in the country to work. Please take a moment this week to share the news with your staff.
For more information about the program, see the story posted on Duke Today. Thank you.