Southern Recognized as Great College to Work For


Southern WV Community & Technical College President Dr. Pamela L. Alderman reveals new logos during a press conference Monday (9-12-22) showing a new national distinction for the local college.



Faith Bannister | WVOW News


LOGAN Great things are happening at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College this year.

Southern’s President, Dr. Pamela Alderman, announced Southern has been recognized by the Great Colleges to Work For Program on Monday, September 12.


The program is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to research the influences that impact organizational culture in higher education.

“I am thrilled that we have been recognized as a Great College to Work For,” Dr. Alderman told WVOW News. “In addition, we are on the honor roll, which is something only four community colleges across the nation has received the designation.”


This is Southern’s seventh year participating in Great Colleges. Last year was the institution’s first time being recognized in three categories. This year, Southern has added four additional categories.


Based on the results of the employee engagement survey and your IQ submission, ModernThink has identified Southern as a college that excels in seven different categories, including Job Satisfaction and Support, Mission and Pride, Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness, Confidence in Senior Leadership, Shared Governance, Faculty Experience, and Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.

In 2022, 68 of 212 institutions are recognized as Great Colleges to Work For, including 46 four-year institutions and 22 two-year institutions. Forty-two institutions are on the Honor Roll, recognized as standouts in their size categories.

“This is a very satisfying affirmation of Southern, but our real goal is not recognition – it’s being a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual. In that sense everyone at Southern helps to make this a great place to work,” said Dr. Alderman.

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