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Wayne State University named one of country's 'Great Colleges to Work For'

July 15, 2009

Wayne State University has been recognized as one of the nation's "Great Colleges to Work for" by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

In the category of large, four-year institutions with more than 10,000 students, Wayne State was honored for its health insurance policies, disability insurance, retirement plan and vacation and paid-time-off policies.

Each year, the Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For program recognizes small groups of colleges (based on enrollment size) for specific best practices and policies, such as compensation and benefits and confidence in senior leadership.

According to the Chronicle's Web site, more than 245 four- and two-year colleges nationwide completed the survey process. The results are based on responses from nearly 41,000 administrators, faculty members, and staff members at those institutions.

"We are extremely pleased and honored to be recognized as one of the 2009 Great Colleges to Work For," said Wayne State's Associate Vice President for Human Resources Mark Ankenbauer. "This acknowledgment reinforces the efforts that we have put forth in the pursuit of our mission. It is only through the hard work of our dedicated faculty and staff that we have been able to achieve all of the accomplishments that make Wayne State a premier research university."

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Wayne State University is a premier urban research university offering more than 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 31,000 students.