Media Coverage of the UW-Stout Malcolm Baldrige Award Ceremony

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"UW-Stout is leading the way in institutional effectiveness and performance excellence. The Baldrige processes are valuable not only for evaluation purposes but for the involvement required in the institution itself. We are thrilled to partner with Stout in this and many other quality based initiatives."

--H. Russell Griffith, President and CEO; Datatel, Inc.

"It is exciting to learn how UW Stout's focus on quality educational experiences leads to student success and increased institutional effectiveness."

--Laurie Adolph, NCA Self Study Coordinator
Eastern Iowa Community College District

"The UW-Stout presentation was both motivational and informative, providing a roadmap for us to follow in our journey to quality excellence. UW-Stout's processes, as well as information about the steps they took to achieve the Baldrige award, have helped us greatly in our efforts to improve and will help us in our own endeavors to achieve the award."

--Earlie O. Rose, Jr., Quality Assurance Specialist
Wackenhut Services - Nevada Operations

"UW-Stout is an inspiring example of what is possible when systems, processes and people are aligned around a common purpose. Our contact with Stout has helped us to develop world-class benchmarking standards."

--Roy Bayfield, Head of Corporate Marketing; Edge Hill, UK
Project Board member, Higher Education Funding Council
for England Good Management Practice project "Marketing Excellence"

"Only after having had Dr. Furst-Bowe present at our faculty development meeting, were we able to move forward faster with a strategy to become more 'learning centered.' She moved both instructors and administrators to a better understanding of the Baldrige criteria and its significance for our degree program!"

--Evon Haarklau, Director; Bachelor of Applied Science Degree
College of Continuing Education, University of Minnesota

"UW-Stout is the institution to study to learn how to create a truly participative form of campus governance and strategic planning that adds value to students, faculty, employers, and the region."

--John Dew, Director for Continuous Quality Improvement
The University of Alabama

"We are fortunate to have UW-Stout as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient against which we can benchmark our own educational quality journey. UW-Stout has been instrumental in their encouragement and support of our quality journey."

--Robert C. Ernst, President
Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, Wisconsin

"The College of Southern Maryland is preparing to submit a Baldrige application. The University of Wisconsin Stout has provided important inspiration and consulting expertise to our effort."

--Timothy Keating, Dean
College of Southern Maryland

"Dr. Furst-Bowe moderated Eastern Connecticut State University’s fall 2003 staff retreat prior to the opening of school and was engaging, challenging and upbeat. The participants had a clearly positive experience."

--Michael Pernal, Executive Vice President
Eastern Connecticut State University

"The feedback from faculty and staff after Dr. Lee's keynote presentation was outstanding. His comments helped us to understand the future of higher education."

--Dr. Bettsey L. Barhorst, President
Hawkeye Community College

"UW Stout's Center for Assessment and Continuous Improvement is a wonderful resource for organizations of all types. Dr. Furst-Bowe translates critical information into practical examples and language that is relevant to both seasoned and novice performance excellence practitioners. UW Stout's willingness to share their journey with others will help keep Wisconsin in a 'State of Excellence.'"

--Elizabeth Menzer
Executive Director, Wisconsin Forward Award, Inc.

"Dr. Furst-Bowe's presentation to our faculty was the key to an effective start on our campaign to focus on quality and continuous improvement. The importance of the two days she spent working with us on understanding how the Baldrige criteria can be applied in education is immeasurable."

--Gerald Shadwick, Associate Dean
Director-Monfort Executive Professor Program
Kenneth Monfort College of Business
University of Northern Colorado