Angelo State University has been named one of the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” for 2015 by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the major national news source for college and university faculty and administrators.

Angelo State was one of only 86 U.S. institutions of higher education so recognized nationally by the Chronicle and also ranked highly enough to be one of only 42 institutions named to the Chronicle’s 2015 Honor Roll. Angelo State President Brian J. May said, "Our faculty and staff have formed an outstanding team as they work together to deliver the quality education and other campus services that today’s students expect and deserve. In doing so, they have also created an incredibly positive and supportive work environment, so it is only fitting that they receive this type of national recognition."

Robert Duncan, chancellor of the Texas Tech University System, said, “I want to congratulate Dr. Brian May and the entire staff at Angelo State University on this recognition. Their hard work and commitment to creating a family-like atmosphere has helped make ASU a great place to work. It’s so pleasing to see the Chronicle of Higher Education acknowledge what we have known for some time – that Angelo State University is a special place with special people.”

“This recognition is the result of hard work on the part of everyone in the Angelo State University family,” Duncan added. “Administration, faculty and staff have all worked diligently to make ASU a first-class experience for students and a first-class place for people to not just work, but to build a career.”

The “Great Colleges to Work For” designation is based upon surveys conducted earlier this year of more than 43,500 employees at 278 colleges and universities nationally. Angelo State was one of eight Texas four-year institutions of higher education to make the list and one of only three state-supported universities to be honored. ASU was previously identified as one of the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” in 2009 and 2013.

Angelo State was one of only 86 U.S. institutions of higher education so recognized nationally

ASU Human Resources Director Kurtis Neal said, “The leadership, commitment and hard work displayed by our employees on a daily basis create an amazing experience that I am lucky to be a part of.  Our employees are truly committed to making Angelo State a great university for our students and a great place to work. The ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ designation is a reflection of our employees’ dedication and commitment to students and their education. It is an honor and a privilege to play a part in educating our future leaders and to be able to do it at such a fine institution.”

Additionally, Neal said the broader national exposure for ASU that comes with the recognition by the Chronicle of Higher Education will enhance the university’s ability to recruit high-quality faculty, staff and administrators. ASU currently has 857 employees, including 351 faculty and 506 staff.

The Chronicle survey evaluates employee satisfaction in four general areas: leadership, the workplace, careers and compensation. Its two-part assessment process includes an institutional audit of demographics and workplace policies, as well as the survey of faculty, staff and administrators, with employee feedback being the primary factor.