Dear Marietta College Community:

I am starting to run out of ways to express my gratitude to all of our amazing employees, and how proud I am of the outstanding work you have been doing and will continue to do during these most unusual times. So, let me try to convey my sentiments today by congratulating each of you and tell you that I have the distinct honor of announcing that for the third consecutive year, Marietta College has been named a “Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For program.

For the second straight year, of the 12 categories that are evaluated, Marietta College won honors in 10 of them, which places us on the Honor Roll yet again. We received honors in the following:

Collaborative Governance
Professional/Career Development Programs
Teaching Environment
Facilities, Workspace and Security
Job Satisfaction
Work-Life Balance
Confidence in Senior Leadership
Respect and Appreciation
Tenure Clarity and Process

In all, only 79 of the 221 institutions who participated in the program achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies — and only 42 were named to the Honor Roll, which is something Marietta has achieved in back-to-back years.

The recognition of Marietta, being one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” in the country is frankly a reflection of the commitment and engagement of our 400-plus talented faculty and staff. We are always pleased to receive such recognition, however, the ongoing contributions by our community to make Marietta College an amazing place for our students is what we truly celebrate.

Any college or university who earns a spot on the list is showing that they emphasize one of their most valuable assets: their people (faculty, staff, and students).

“Great Colleges to Work For” is one of the largest and most comprehensive workplace studies in higher education. I congratulate all of you for helping us continue to make a positive shift in our campus culture and I want you to know that everyone at Marietta College has helped make this a great place to work and learn.

In the past, we have enjoyed honoring our achievements. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are going to postpone any large gatherings and wait until we can all get together and celebrate the Marietta College way.

So, stay tuned for a future announcement in the spring.

Congratulations and thank you!!

Bring Forth a Pioneer!

Bill Ruud
President and Professor of Management