Troy University program coordinator tapped for national board

Posted: Thursday, 23 July 2009

MONTGOMERY—A Troy University management professor has been named to the 2009 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Dr. Tish Matuszek, an associate professor of management on the Montgomery Campus, said she was honored to be selected.

“It is humbling to be selected to serve among those with the highest standards of qualification and peer recognition,” she said.

The Baldrige Award is given by the President of the United States to businesses—manufacturing and service, small and large—and to education, health care and nonprofit organizations that apply and are judged to be outstanding in seven areas: leadership; strategic planning; customer and market focus; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; workforce focus; process management; and results.

Named for former Secretary of Commerce Malcolm Baldrige, Congress established the award program in 1987 to recognize U.S. organizations for their achievements in quality and performance and to raise awareness about the importance of quality and performance excellence as a competitive edge. The award is not given for specific products or services. Three awards may be given annually in each of these categories: manufacturing, service, small business, education, health care and nonprofit.

As an examiner, Dr. Matuszek will review and investigate applications for the award, among other duties. She is the second TROY faculty member selected to serve for 2009. Earlier this summer, Dr. Diane Bandow, chair of management at University’s Atlanta campus, was also appointed to serve.

Dr. Matuszek, who currently resides in Montgomery, completed her doctoral degree in management, social work research and statistics biofeedback at the University of Texas at Arlington. She earned a masters degree in human resources at Arlington and a master of business administration at East Texas State University. She holds the bachelors degree in political science and business administration from the University of Texas. She joined the Sorrell College of Business faculty in 1999.

Troy University, a public university headquartered in Troy, Alabama, operates four campuses in Alabama and campuses and teaching sites in 15 other states, 10 countries outside the United States and the U.S. Territory of Guam. It’s Atlanta campus is located 1117 Perimeter Center West, Suite N101, Atlanta, GA 30338.