Unity College Bucks Trend of Employee Melt in Higher Education, Hires in Response to Popularity of Environmental Majors
The creation of new positions is in response to a historically large pool of applicants, strong retention of students, new and ongoing public/private partnerships, and an increase in giving to the College during the 2008-2009 fiscal year. Also, not a single job was cut.
The popularity of
“We’re very excited to welcome three strong new members to our full-time faculty this fall,” said Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
“In a time when many institutions of higher education are laying people off and freezing hiring, retaining people in their jobs and maintaining the quality of our staff and faculty workforce is one of our highest of priorities at
Director of Residence Life and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Stephen Nason is busy working with Director of Facilities
In addition to the historically high number of applications received for the incoming class of 2013, Dean for Enrollment Management Alisa Johnson reports that the academic profile of the incoming class is outstanding.
“The class of 2013 has the highest grade point average and best SAT scores of any class in the history of
College advancement has also seen steady improvement.
“We know that this has been a tough economic year, and the College and our extended family isn’t exempt,” said Vice President for College Advancement
Located in farmland country of central
He added that the eco friendly campus has seen consistent summer rental revenues from a variety of groups.
“Year-round facilities rental revenues are expected to increase,” said Alumni Relations and Events Coordinator
While the progress achieved by
“We have an open budget process,” Constantine explained. “Our budget committee includes representatives from the staff and faculty. This process, while demanding a significant institutional commitment, fosters a spirit of collaboration and a focus on the core mission of the College. As a group we worked hard to ensure a quality
The faculty ranks have not been the only part of the College to see growth, four new sustainability positions were recently added.
“Our sustainability program recently added two new sustainable landscape horticulture assistants and two new sustainable food production assistants,” said Sustainability Coordinator
“We have a student centered and ‘buy local’ emphasis in our dining services,” noted Director of Dining Services