Jim Woolen, head of Ferris State University’s Accountancy, Finance and Information Systems department, has been appointed to the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for the fourth consecutive year.
The award, created in 1987, is the nation’s highest recognition for organizational performance excellence through innovation and improvement. The board consists of about 500 leading experts selected from industry, professional and trade organizations, education and health care organizations, and government. Woolen will be responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications submitted for the award.
Woolen was appointed by Patrick Gallagher, deputy director of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology. He has served as an examiner since 2009, and in 2011 participated in an eight-day team site visit to review an applicant.