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University of Kansas tops best universities to work for

WICHITA — Usually college rankings are all about how good a school is for students., which examines careers and companies, has a new study that will be published on its site Friday that takes a look at what colleges are like for the people who work there.

The University of Kansas is the No. 1 best place to work in the ranking of more than 100 large schools nationally.

H. David Wilson, dean of the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, isn’t surprised.

“I can tell you the people that work here are really a happy bunch,” he says. “We come to work because of the camaraderie, because of the support of the university and because of the mission.”

He says there is minimal turnover.

“People know that they could probably make more money working somewhere else,” Wilson says.

There are intangibles that trump dollars, though.

“People feel like we’re doing something important.”

You don’t say

“We’re going to keep it at 10 so the KU grads can count the number of schools in the conference.”

Kansas State president Kirk Schulz, joking at Rotary today about why the Big 12 conference will stay with only 10 schools

You don’t say

“I’m a failed parent. Both daughters are at Kansas State University.”

— U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, a KU grad, speaking to the Wichita Pachyderm Club today

You don’t say

“My goal is to have nothing happen.”

Barbara Atkinson, interim chancellor of the University of Kansas, on her hopes for her short-term leadership of KU