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Whitworth named a "Best Christian Workplace" by national survey

December 16, 2014

Whitworth University has been named a "Best Christian Workplace" among higher-education institutions based on a national survey of employees at Christian businesses and nonprofit organizations.

The 28 Best Christian Workplaces for 2015 in the U.S. were announced Dec. 8. This marks the fourth time in the past decade that Whitworth has participated in the survey and has been recognized as a Best Christian Workplace.

“I’m thrilled that Whitworth is once again being recognized as a Best Christian Workplace. Fostering a healthy, professional, and Christ-honoring workplace is central to all of us who are blessed to work at Whitworth,” Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor says. “I’m so thankful for the more than 600 employees who make Whitworth a special place to work each and every day. If Whitworth serves as a model workplace for our students, then they will be better prepared to influence the workplaces of the future.”

Best Christian Workplaces Institute conducts annual employee surveys across a range of industries to recognize those organizations that meet predetermined standards of excellence. Employees respond confidentially to an online survey with more than 50 questions on topics such as job satisfaction, personal development, management, commitment, and pay and benefits.

“Whitworth faculty and staff continue to identify a high level of trust between leadership and employees,” Associate Vice President of Human Resources Dolores Humiston says. “They also share a consensus that Whitworth continues to recruit and retain highly qualified employees. As we continue working towards our goals in Whitworth 2021, we will use data gathered from the survey to improve in any areas we can.”

Best Christian Workplaces Institute is a research-based organizational and human-resources consulting firm located on Mercer Island, Wash. For more information, visit

“We believe Christian workplaces should set the standard as the best and most effective workplaces in the world,” says Al Lopus, president of BCWI. “It takes intentional effort to create a healthy, even flourishing workplace culture. Integrity, transparency, compassion and trust are characteristics people long for in their relationships with others and from their leaders.”

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Dolores Humiston, associate vice president of human resources, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4320 or

Lucas Beechinor, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or