DelVal Faculty Member Appointed Examiner for the 2012 Baldrige National Quality Award

Jun 29, 2012

Dr. Imad Benjelloun, a DelVal mathematics faculty member, has been appointed to the 2012 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.


He was appointed by Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Director of the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

The award, created by public law in 1987, is the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive.

Dr. Benjelloun joined the college in 2003. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in Applied Mathematical & Computational Sciences. He is an expert in organizational excellence. He is certified by the American Society for Quality as a manager of quality/organizational excellence. He was also appointed as an examiner for the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

As an Examiner, Dr. Benjelloun is responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications for the award.  The board is composed of approximately 500 leading experts selected from industry, professional and trade organizations, education and health care organizations, and nonprofits (including government).

Those selected meet the highest standards of qualification and peer recognition.  All members of the board must take part in a preparation course based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence and the scoring and evaluation processes for the Baldrige Award.

The Baldrige Award may be given annually in each of six categories: manufacturing, service, small business, education, health care, and nonprofit.

Awards have been presented to 90 organizations. The 2011 recipients include:  Concordia Publishing, St. Louis, Mo. (nonprofit), Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Mich. (healthcare), Schneck Medical Center, Seymour, Ind. (healthcare), Southcentral Foundation, Anchorage, Alaska (healthcare).

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