Saint Leo University, One of the Top Universities in Tampa, Named A Best Place to Work

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Tampa Bay Times ranks Saint Leo one of Tampa Bay’s Top 75 employers

Tampa Bay Times, in partnership with Workplace Dynamics, ranked Saint Leo University 12th among the best large employers in Tampa Bay, Fla. Saint Leo University has long been recognized as one of the top universities in Tampa, but this is the first year Saint Leo made the Tampa Bay Times’ list of the top 75 workplaces.

The Tampa Bay Times ranked organizations for superior leadership, solid pay and benefits and a genuine sense of direction.

As one of the oldest Catholic universities in Florida, Saint Leo University seeks balanced growth in mind, body, and spirit for all members of its community. The Top Workplaces survey is an indicator of the core values of excellence, community, respect, personal development, responsible stewardship and integrity that Saint Leo University fosters on its home campus and 32 Education Centers.

Here’s what surveyed employees have said about Saint Leo University:

•“I have great support but also the freedom to run my department as I feel is best.”
•“The leadership at Saint Leo is the best I have had in all of my employments.”
•"I can use my creativity and passion in teaching to help students to become the best professionals, and the best human beings, to serve others.”
•“Leaders always go out of their way to say hello and to communicate regularly. Everyone is very accessible, supportive and kind. This is the place for me to do my best work. ”

Project partner Workplace Dynamics, of Exton, Pa surveyed 33,838 employees who work at the 132 bay area companies that agreed to participate. Employee responses determined Tampa Bay area's best companies to work for in 2012. To provide a fair comparison, organizations were ranked within their size category: large, 500 or more employees; midsize, 150-499; and small, 50-149. The Tampa Bay list is one of 30 regional lists that Workplace Dynamics compiles across the country.

Saint Leo has 642 employees local to Tampa Bay, and 1,800 total employees nationwide. Founded in 1889, Saint Leo is one of the top-ranked universities in Tampa, offering over 41 undergraduate and graduate degrees online, at its Tampa-area campus and Education Centers in 7 states.

About Saint Leo University

Saint Leo ranks as one of the top universities in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” list. Saint Leo’s traditional liberal arts campus, located 30 miles north of Tampa, educates more than 1,900 students. Total enrollment across its campus, regional education centers, and online programs exceeds 15,000. Among the oldest Catholic universities in Florida, Saint Leo is one of the nation's 10 leading providers of higher education to the U.S. military, and is a nationally recognized leader in online education.

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