The Fort Hays State University Justice Studies Program will be one of only 43 Kansas businesses and organizations to be honored at the 7th Annual Kansas Award for Excellence banquet Thursday, Nov. 7, in Overland Park.
The program will receive a Level One Commitment to Excellence Award, the first of three levels of recognition in the statewide program. This award is given to organizations that demonstrate a serious commitment to the use of quality principles and that are in the early stages of applying the principles of the Baldridge National Quality Award.
The Kansas Award for Excellence program recognizes companies from across Kansas that have utilized the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Criteria for Performance Excellence. These criteria have been used by thousands of US organizations for more that 15 years to stimulate improvements in their competitiveness and business performance.
The award program in Kansas is run by the non-profit Kansas Award for Excellence Foundation, which is the state's affiliate of the Baldridge Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
FHSU's Justice Studies Program is now one of more than 176 organizations in the state that have been recognized by the excellence foundation for their commitment to and application of the Baldridge criteria.