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How Does WashU's Leadership Compare to Other Universities?

The chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis has a high approval rating, according to a recent survey compiled by an outside company.

The chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis ranks among the most popular nationwide.

That's according to a Huffington Post report that reviewed survey results compiled by Glassdoor, a company that combs through information about company reviews, salaries and more. Glassdoor asked university employees to answer a question about their leadership's performance. 

Mark S. Wrighton, who has been chancellor of WashU since 1995, holds a 96 percent approval rating, according to the report. He only trails four others who each hold 100 percent approval ratings:

Wrighton's celebrated accomplishments include a major increase in undergraduate applications, new programs in biomedical engineering and American culture studies, and construction of 30 new buildings, according to Washington University's website

Wrighton also served as chancellor during a WashU campaign that raised more than $1.55 billion between 1998 and 2004. 

Earlier this month, Wrighton announced another major fundraising campaign called Leading Together. It's an effort to raise at least $2.2 billion for the university. 

For other news about Washington University in St. Louis, please view the following articles on Patch:

  • Reports: Arrest Made in WashU Abduction Attempt
  • Former WashU Professor Barry Commons Dies
  • WashU: Two New Vice Chancellor Appointments

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