The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is the only university and only state agency honored as a Top 100 Workplace in rankings compiled by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The 2011 list featured a mix of public, private, non-profit and government organizations in southeast Wisconsin.
Chancellor Richard Telfer called the ranking a great honor for the entire campus.
"UW-Whitewater is not only a wonderful university but it is also a great workplace," he said. "Our employees embrace our mission and work hard every day to assist our students. I believe most of our employees feel supported by their colleagues. I am proud of the faculty and staff at this campus and the work that they do."
The nomination process began in the fall of 2010, when more than 1,000 companies were invited to participate. Employees were asked to respond to questions about leadership, direction, ethics, appreciation, work/life flexibility, communication, training and benefits at their place of work. More than 64,000 employees returned the surveys, including 935 at UW-Whitewater.
"This is a special honor for campus because the survey data comes from our employees and the award is given by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a well-respected organization in Wisconsin and nationally," Telfer said. "We are grateful to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for providing us with the opportunity to participate in this program. It's rewarding to know that people truly believe this is one of the best places to work in the region."
Telfer and other employees from the university accepted the award at an event on Friday, May 20, in Milwaukee. The university plans to celebrate this accomplishment with the entire campus community in the fall, just after the start of the academic year.
For more information, visit the Top 100 Workplaces website.