Taking pride in Ole Miss

Published 8:31 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Some news you already know, but it’s good to see acknowledged anyway.

Take the recent information that Ole Miss has once again been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For.”

It’s the 9th time in 10 years Ole Miss has made the list, comprised by the education journal through employee surveys.

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Criteria for being a great place to work includes core principles of inclusion, integrity, leadership and diversity. All of that translates, of course, into a general vibe that represents the Ole Miss culture.

We have many faculty, staff and administrators who take great pride developing this culture, presenting the university as a shining star of Mississippi, an institution worthy of its flagship status.

It makes recruiting a diverse and talented student body easy since it is the university employees who set the tone for education on campus. That’s one big reason Ole Miss is growing fast and attracting more qualified students each year.

We are proud that our university is a great place to work, particularly because that means so many Oxford residents contribute to making that happen. It makes for a strong university and community foundation that can be built upon for decades into the future.