TROY - Dr. John R. Dew, Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Administration at Troy University, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Brent Ruben Award presented by the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation (NCCI).
The award is named for Brent Ruben, executive director of the Rutgers University Center for Organizational Development and Leadership and a distinguished professor of communications, and is given to an organization member in recognition of leadership in shaping and sustaining NCCI to advance excellence in higher education. The award will be presented at the NCCI Annual Business Meeting/Awards Luncheon on July 17 in Nashville, Tenn.
"John Dew has demonstrated excellent leadership and a longstanding dedication to NCCI. He definitely deserves this award," said NCCI President Catherine Lilly of the University of Michigan. "His willingness to lead in the early years, when our organization was in a fledgling state, was absolutely essential to providing a pathway to the successes our organization now enjoys. I want to thank the Excellence Committee under the leadership of Maury Cotter at the University of Wisconsin for recognizing the work John has done to move NCCI forward."
Dr. Dew served as NCCI's third president in 2003-2004 and was elected to a new term on the organization's Board in 2014.
As Senior Vice Chancellor at TROY, Dr. Dew is responsible for the University's Global Campus and eTROY programs along with campuses in Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City, as well as student services and enrollment management at all TROY locations.
Prior to joining Troy University, Dr. Dew served as the Director for Continuous Quality Improvement and Planning at the University of Alabama for nine years. While at Alabama, he also helped establish the graduate program in Consumer Quality Management. Dr. Dew also previously served for 24 years as a quality and training manager for Lockheed Martin Corp.
Dr. Dew earned his Doctorate in Education from the University of Tennessee. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality and a former judge in the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program.