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Eastern Kentucky University is a “Great College to Work For,” according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

In its 2016 “Great Colleges to Work For” edition, The Chronicle honors EKU among 68 four-year colleges and universities nationwide. Eastern and Murray State University are the only large four-year institutions (enrollment of at least 10,000) in Kentucky to make the list.

EKU was recognized specifically in the Work/Life Balance and Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship categories.

It marked the fifth time in eight years that Eastern has been named among “Great Colleges to Work For.” It earned similar honors in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014.

“Eastern Kentucky University is once again honored to be among those institutions recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the best colleges to work for in the country,” EKU President Michael Benson said. “My administration, along with the EKU Board of Regents, will continue to do all we can to help the University merit this distinction.

“Eastern is blessed with dedicated faculty and staff, each member possessing a can-do spirit and committed to personal and institutional excellence,” Benson added. “Together, they pool their diverse gifts and talents for one common purpose: providing the best possible learning and living experience for our students.”

The Work-Life Balance category, according to The Chronicle, recognizes college policies that give employees the flexibility to manage their lives on the job and at home. The Supervisor/Department Chair category refers to supervisors and chairs soliciting ideas and making expectations clear.

The results, released as part of the Chronicle’s ninth annual report on the academic workplace, are based on surveys of more than 46,000 employees at 281 colleges and universities nationwide (including 189 four-year institutions). The survey was administered March 14-April 15 this year and compiled by ModernThink LLC for The Chronicle. All survey-related content was provided by ModernThink, which drew institutional data from the colleges and the U.S. Department of Education.

Owensboro Community and Technical College, a two-year school, was the only other Kentucky school to make the list.