WPU Named Top 50 Best Place to Work in Triangle Region by Triangle Business Journal
The awards keep rolling in for WPU. The University is proud to announce it was named to the 2017 list of “Top 50 Best Places to Work” (BPTW) in the Triangle. WPU placed #13th overall in the category “Large Companies” and was the only university named to the overall list. The accolade was made official at a ceremony hosted by the Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) on Friday, September 22, where University faculty and staff members, including President Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D., took the stage to accept this prestigious award.
“Our dedicated employees have spoken, and said we are a great place to work and grow as a professional. It’s because of the great #PeopleofPeace, that we are able to cultivate a transformative and educational life experience for each other and our students.”
Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D., WPU President
“When you look at the caliber of companies and organizations that were selected to this list, along with the many entries, this speaks volumes to why our University is such a great place to not only pursue an education, but also a meaningful career,” said Dr. Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “Our dedicated employees have spoken, and said we are a great place to work and grow as a professional. It’s because of the great #PeopleofPeace, that we are able to cultivate a transformative and educational life experience for each other and our students.”
“The BPTW event was an amazing experience both as a member of the Peace community and as a working professional,” said Kevin Daniels, Interim Director of Athletics, who attended the event. “It gave me a sense of pride in where I am and what I’m doing with William Peace University. To be the only higher educational institution represented there says a lot about the culture that we, because of our leadership, are building here.”
Winners were chosen based on an employee-survey process conducted by Quantum Workplace. According to the TBJ, once nominated, a company had to meet a threshold in employee participation – a percentage that varies based upon the size of the company – to be eligible to be honored.
Located in downtown, William Peace is a historic keystone in #OurRaleigh, having provided an exceptional educational experience in the area for 160 years. The institution employs more than 400 diverse individuals, from full-time faculty and staff, to adjunct instructors. Founded in 1857, the institution is dedicated to the success of not only its students, but its outstanding employees and the surrounding community, providing a culture that values diversity, inclusiveness, respect, and open communication.
“I feel like the Peace community is truly one of a kind,” said Kayla Beavers, Senior Human Resources Manager. “WPU is not only a great place for our students, but it’s proven to be a great place for our employees to learn and grow as well.”
The University offers flexible work hours, including summer hours, tuition exchange programs, competitive retirement plans, and more. To explore career opportunities at WPU, visit www.peace.edu/careers.