Welcome Letter from
The President of Centenary University

Congratulations on your decision to join Centenary University.

The success of our University is a reflection of the talents, skill and dedication of each of our employees.  Centenary is well-known for its high level of faculty interaction and student-centered learning environment, which is exemplified in small classes and learning formats that fit the needs of a diverse learning population.  I am proud to say that we are committed to providing the best educational experience possible for our students.  Your contribution to this important mission is appreciated and valued by me.

On behalf of the University, I want to extend this welcome to you as a new member of the Centenary Community.  I look forward to your contribution as part of our community of learners who are dedicated to success.

Sincerely,

Dr. David P. Haney
President

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION TO THIS STAFF HANDBOOK

It is a pleasure to welcome you as part of the Centenary University community.  You will play an important role at the University, no matter what position you hold.  You will, in some way, have contact with students whose education is our purpose.  Without realizing it, you may have significant impact on the growth and development of students.  You will be seen as a role model or perhaps as the helpful individual who took the extra time to listen or made an extra effort to assist a student.  This is what makes employment at Centenary University special.  You are part of a dedicated team of professionals who seek to serve the University community in the best possible way. Together we strive to make Centenary University the best that it can be.

This Staff Handbook is designed to introduce you to the University’s expectations & policies as they relate to employment here at the University.   As the guideline to current Human Resources Department policies and practices, this document supersedes any such guidelines previously published.  The Handbook is not a contract, nor is it an invitation to contract.  Nothing in this handbook is intended to create or imply contract rights.  Centenary University retains the unilateral right to change any and all policies and procedures at any time.  The policies and procedures described herein will be amended by the University President, Executive Staff and/or Board of Trustees as deemed necessary and to insure compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations and University operations. It is important for you to be familiar with the information in this Handbook.  Please review it carefully.

Since this Handbook is a guideline, it is not intended to address all of the possible questions that may arise.  After you have consulted the appropriate section of the Staff Handbook, should you still have questions, please ask your Supervisor or contact the Human Resources Department.

Virginia A. Galdieri
Vice President for Human Resources

Mission Statement of Centenary University

Centenary University is an inclusive and collaborative learning community dedicated to preparing its students to enter society as professional and global citizens by providing experiences that foster skills of critical thought and purposeful action. The Centenary experience is distinguished by a fundamental belief in the full potential of each student, a strong liberal arts foundation, career preparation, and a culture of service to the community and to the world.

Vision Statement of Centenary University

Centenary University strives to be a leader in career-focused liberal arts studies offering programs to motivated learners seeking a degree, professional development, or life-long learning.  The fundamental belief in the potential of each student drives the educational environment at Centenary University.  A strong liberal arts and sciences base combined with compelling career-focused programs will continue to prepare Centenary students for careers today and tomorrow, fostering a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning.

Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information contained in this Employee Handbook.  However, changes occur and errors are inadvertently made.  Therefore, it is the employee’s responsibility to independently verify the accuracy and completeness of the information contained in this Employee Handbook.