Dr. Joe Alexander, associate dean of the Massey Graduate School of Business, recently hosted the awards ceremony for the Baldrige National Quality Award Foundation in Washington, D.C. Other speakers at the award ceremony were Vice President Joe Biden and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. Alexander is serving the final year of a two-year term as chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Click here to view the ceremony.
The Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award was created to provide the private sector a means of accomplishing the following Award objectives: raise sufficient funds to establish an endowment which, when supplemented by fees from Award applicants, would permanently fund the Program; oversee the investment of endowment funds; review Program accomplishments; disburse required funds to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); and review the plan and approve associated funds requirements for subsequent years to ensure a successful Award program. The award promotes excellence in organizational performance, recognizes the achievements and results of U.S. organizations, and publicizes successful performance strategies.