TROY – Dr. John Dew, Troy University’s associate vice chancellor for research, planning and effectiveness, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program.
He was appointed to the panel by Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez. The panel recognizes the nation’s top performers in quality and innovation among manufacturing, education, health care, service, government and non-profit organizations. The awards are presented annually by the President of the United States.
“It is an honor to serve in a program that is doing so much to promote American industry, health care, and education,” Dr. Dew said. “The Baldrige Award was established by Congress and is the country’s gold standard for performance excellence.”
Dr. Dew is a fellow in the American Society for Quality, and prior to joining TROY was director of continuous quality improvement and planning at the University of Alabama. He was employed for 23 years by Lockheed Martin Corporation as a quality professional at both Oak Ridge, Tenn. and Paducah, Ky. In 2006, he was appointed as a negotiator in the U.S. Department of Education’s rulemaking process.
Dr. Dew is the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Randle Dew of Tuscaloosa and he and wife Lyndia live in Troy.
In a letter of appointment, Secretary Gutierrez said: “The Award has evolved significantly over the past 20 years to remain at the leading edge of validated management practice and drive improvement in U.S. organizations. The judges panel plays a crucial role in the recommendation of role model organizations to serve as award recipients.”