Robert Morris University Illinois Welcomes Back New and Returning Students with Great College to Work for Award

Now that the Fall Session is in full swing, Robert Morris University Illinois (RMU) employees are celebrating why they believe RMU is a “Great College to Work For”, as recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2018 Annual Report on The Academic Workplace.

“Engaging with my students, shaking the students’ hands at graduation, making an impact on a student, and seeing those baby steps”

are just some of the reasons our employees enjoy working at RMU. And while student success is the predominant theme, the camaraderie among employees, the shared community that we know we can count on one another, and the relationships we’ve built are also comments that regularly come up when employees are asked about why they believe RMU was named a “Great College to Work For” in 2018.

This year, only 84 colleges across the nation were recognized by The Chronicle, including 2-year and 4-year institutions. The University received a similar recognition by the Chicago Tribune in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

RMU has 423 employees in faculty and staff positions, serving 3,149 students at nine different locations across Illinois.  Robert Morris was recognized for excellence in the following categories:  Collaborative Governance, Confidence in Senior Leadership; Facilities, Workspace and Security; Supervisor/Department Chair Relationships, Job Satisfaction, Respect and Appreciation. In addition, the University was also named to the Honor Roll of Institutions as it was highly rated among multiple categories!

“Since its inception, Robert Morris has always considered its number one priority to be providing our diverse student population with the best academic preparation that will directly lead to successful careers.  This cannot be accomplished without the commitment and expertise of dedicated faculty and staff members. We are very pleased to receive this recognition – it is an affirmation of the high caliber of employees in all positions at RMU, and their commitment to our students and to each other,” commented RMU President Mablene Krueger.

The Chronicle’s survey results are based upon an assessment process that includes an institutional audit of workplace policies and employee feedback.  Faculty, administrators and support staff participate in a workplace engagement survey.  ModernThink LLC, a consulting firm, administers the survey and analyzes the results for The Chronicle.

The Great Colleges to Work For Survey is one of the largest workplace studies in higher education.  For more information, visit the Chronicle’s website at To learn more about Robert Morris University Illinois, please visit