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Regent University Receives Honor Roll Distinction in “2020 Great College to Work For” Ranking

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (September 14, 2020) – Regent University has been ranked as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For® program. For the second year in a row, Regent University also received the Honor Roll distinction – one of only 10 medium four-year institutions in the nation to receive this award.

Regent University Great Colleges to Work for Honor Roll

The results, released today in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 221 colleges and universities. In total, 79 of the 221 institutions surveyed achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies.

“Regent University is a great place to work because of the unity, peace, and purpose that employees feel here,” remarked Regent’s founder, chancellor & CEO Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson. “We are delighted to receive this ranking, and I am incredibly thankful for the outstanding contributions of our faculty and staff.”

Regent University won honors in nine categories this year:

  • Professional/Career Development
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Respect & Appreciation
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship
  • Tenure Clarity & Process
  • Facilities & Security
  • Teaching Environment

“This year’s list of recognized institutions in the Great Colleges to Work For® program was united in their commitment to organizational culture, even in the face of a worldwide pandemic,” said Richard K. Boyer, senior consultant at ModernThink. “They stand apart in their recognition that workplace culture can actually be a roadmap for navigating uncertainty.”

The Great Colleges to Work For® survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: a questionnaire that captured employment data and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. Employee feedback was the primary factor in deciding whether an institution would receive recognition.

“I have found Regent a great university to work for because so many steadfastly believe in its mission,” said Dr. John Keeler, professor of English & Communication Studies. “My particular joy is the relationships I have formed through the years with many wonderful students, colleagues, and others in this community.”

“I love working at Regent,” said Cindy Hilliard, enrollment coordinator for Undergraduate Admissions. “I know that I am contributing to an incredible mission with a community of scholars and world-changers.”

The Great Colleges to Work For® program is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all current and previous recognized institutions, visit the Great Colleges website at ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey and analyzed the results.


Founded in 1977, Regent University has more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare and psychology. Regent University, ranked among top national universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2020), is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.