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RMU Named one of Pittsburgh’s “Top Workplaces”

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pittsburgh – Over the past three years, Robert Morris University has welcomed the three largest classes in school history, proving that it has become a popular choice for students. But as it turns out, RMU is not just a great place to learn—it’s also a great place to work.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has named RMU as one of its “Pittsburgh’s Top Workplaces” for 2011. RMU was one of 15 other large local companies (those with more than 500 employees) to make the list, which names the best places to work in the Greater Pittsburgh region. The university has 566 employees, which includes 200 full-time faculty members.

The criteria for the Top Workplaces program is based on feedback from an employee survey designed by WorkplaceDynamics. In all, 155 companies and organizations participated in the program, with 85 selected for the Top Workplaces award.

“We already knew our students love it here,” said RMU President Gregory G. Dell’Omo. “It’s wonderful to know that our employees are so satisfied here as well. It’s truly reflected in their work, which in turn benefits our students. So it’s really good news for everyone at the university.”

Robert Morris University is a private, suburban-Pittsburgh university with 60 undergraduate degree programs and 22 graduate degree programs in five academic schools: the School of Business, the School of Communications and Information Systems, the School of Education and Social Science, the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. RMU offers more than 100 clubs and organizations to help students develop leadership skills, network professionally, and meet friends. It also has 23 NCAA Division I athletic programs, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s hockey, and men's and women's lacrosse.

On Sept. 6, in a celebration marking its 90th anniversary, RMU opened its brand-new School of Business complex—an 18,000-square-foot, LEED-certified building that includes The PNC Trading Center, The United States Steel Corporation Video Conferencing and Technology Center, and The ATI Center. The building gives the university’s business school its first official home at its campus in suburban Moon Township.

Robert Morris University, founded in 1921, is a private, four-year institution with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs. An estimated 22,000 alumni live and work in western Pennsylvania.