UST's downtown Minneapolis campusReprinted from the Bulletin.

St. Thomas has been named a “Best Place to Work” by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

The weekly newspaper announced Friday that St. Thomas is one of 10 employers recognized in the “large” category (1,001 or more full-time Minnesota employees). Fifteen medium-sized employers (101-1,000 employees) and 30 small employers (10-100) also have been recognized.

Details on how high St. Thomas placed among the 10 large employers will be released Aug. 26 at a luncheon at the Minneapolis Hilton. The newspaper will publish a special section on the project in its Aug. 27 edition.

As part of the project, full-time employees were asked to participate in an anonymous survey about working at St. Thomas. The university needed 15 percent (213) of its full-time workforce of 1,418 employees to complete the survey to be eligible for recognition, and 565 (40 percent) participated.

“I am delighted that the Business Journal has confirmed what I have known for many years: that St. Thomas is a great place to work,” said Father Dennis Dease, president. “I have long appreciated the commitment and dedication of our faculty and staff, and I am grateful that they believe they work at a university that greatly values their contribution.”

St. Thomas was recognized as a “Great Place to Work” in 1999 by Corporate Report magazine, owned by the same company that published what then was called CityBusiness newspaper. CityBusiness took over the project when Corporate Report ceased publishing, and the newspaper subsequently was renamed Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.