Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:00 AM
Employees, Academics, All
Dr. Megen Saez, CSCC Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems / Business Department Chair, was recently appointed to the Malcom Baldrige Board of Examiners.
The organization is comprised of “an elite group of professionals who commit their knowledge, skills, and time to evaluate applicants for the only Presidential award for any organizational performance excellence.” As a member on the board of examiners, Saez will be sent to organizations who apply for the National Baldrige Award to evaluate them based on the Baldrige standards/criteria. A great deal of pre-work is done with a team in order to prepare for the site visit. In total, over 1,000 hours is put into examining organizations who apply. The Baldrige Board is well known for its high standards of excellence at the national level, and is ranked with top government organizations in regards to its practices. Often others use their standards as a foundational approach to areas of accreditation, organizational operation and much more.
“Being appointed to the Board of Examiners is a great professional achievement for me,” stated Saez. “To be chosen to work with such a diverse, elite group of other professionals will be an unmatched experience for which I’m very grateful. I’m looking forward to the experiences of evaluating organizations, seeing what others are doing that is innovative, and confirming much of what I have been able to do professionally in consulting.”
Susan Webb-Curtis, Dean of Business and Advanced Technologies, stated, “It is a tremendous honor to be selected as an examiner for the Baldrige Program and we are very proud for Dr. Megen Saez to have been identified for this prestigious opportunity. The Baldrige Program provides guidance to organizations all over the nation in their pursuit of performance excellence. Dr. Saez will join a select group of leaders who were chosen based on their experience in the seven Baldrige excellence categories of leadership, strategic planning, customer focus, workforce focus, operations focus, results, and measurement, analysis and knowledge management. It is a great distinction to be picked for this professional development opportunity.”