KSU recognized as one of Atlanta’s top workplaces


State’s third-largest university shares honors with 99 local employers Kennesaw State…

Georgia (Apr 19, 2011)State’s third-largest university shares honors with 99 local employers

Kennesaw State University was recognized as one of Atlanta’s best 100 workplaces by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

KSU, the state’s third-largest university, was named one of the top 20 large workplaces in the 15-county metro area, alongside companies such as Ernst & Young, Turner Broadcasting System and T-Mobile USA, in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s debut edition of “Metro Atlanta’s Top 100 Workplaces.”

KSU scored high in professional development, human resources, work-life balance and management support, among others. Kennesaw State was the only university included in the top 100 list.

“We are proud and honored to be recognized among Atlanta’s best employers,” said KSU President Daniel S. Papp. “Kennesaw State not only offers students a great education, but its employees enjoy working here. We are committed to providing our 2,015 employees the best working environment.”

Atlanta’s top workplaces were selected based on feedback from employee surveys conducted earlier this year. More than 40,000 employees from 166 companies in the metro area participated in the survey, which was conducted by consulting firm Workplace Dynamics. Approximately 62 percent of KSU faculty and staff completed the survey.

“KSU values its employees, and we do that in so many ways, offering a variety of training initiatives, best-in-class benefits and employee-friendly programs,” said Rodney Bossert, Kennesaw State’s assistant vice president for human resources. 

Some 495 companies were initially nominated last fall and Workplace Dynamics narrowed the list down to 166 finalists. Survey respondents graded companies on the direction of the company, execution, work conditions, career paths, management, pay and benefits as well as intangibles, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In referencing KSU, one employee said, “The people and work environment are exceptional. There are many opportunities for employees here.”

KSU has been recognized previously as a great place to work for. Two years ago, The Chronicle of Higher Education featured KSU in its “2009 Great Colleges to Work for” issue. KSU was recognized among the top 10 schools in six categories: confidence in senior leadership, teaching environment, collaborative governance, professional/career development programs, physical work space conditions and post-retirement benefits.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu