WATERBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Post University is proud to announce that it has named its School of Business after former Secretary of Commerce and Connecticut businessman, Malcolm Baldrige. In keeping with the Baldrige legacy, The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University is committed to creating a community of best practices focused on continuous learning and business excellence.
“We are honored that the Baldrige family has granted us permission to name our business school after one of the world’s most respected and influential business leaders,” said Thomas Samph, Ph.D., President and CEO of Post University. “The Baldrige name exemplifies the strong focus on innovation, leadership and quality that runs through all of our business programs.”
In addition, Post University will annually award two full tuition scholarships in Malcolm Baldrige’s name to students wishing to earn a degree in business at its main campus in Waterbury. The University also has established The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business Scholarship Fund through the Connecticut Community Foundation to support local students wishing to earn a degree in business from Post University.
Similar to the decision last year to name its School of Public Service after former Connecticut Banking Commissioner and well-respected Waterbury business and civic leader, John P. Burke, Post University wanted to honor another influential member of Waterbury’s business community. Prior to being named Secretary of Commerce by former President Ronald Reagan, Malcolm Baldrige led the successful transformation of Waterbury-based Scovill, Inc. from a financially troubled brass mill to a diversified consumer, housing and industrial goods manufacturer. During his 20-year tenure at Scovill, Baldrige also served as a Trustee of Post College from 1966 to 1970. His career-long leadership and commitment to managerial and business excellence led to the creation of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act of 1987.
“We believe the Baldrige name will further inspire our students to become innovative and focused business men and women capable of improving organizational effectiveness and sustainability,” said Don Mroz, Ph.D., University Provost and Dean of The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business. “Each of our programs is designed to prepare students to become ethical business leaders who can respond to today’s marketplace demands, as well as create tomorrow’s business realities.”
Post University offers a variety of undergraduate business programs that can be completed on the University’s main campus in Waterbury or in fully online and hybrid formats. Each of the programs includes a strong emphasis on creativity, innovation and leadership. The University’s fully online MBA degree program, which was among the recipients of a 2009 Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Silver Innovation prize, includes concentrations in corporate innovation, entrepreneurship, finance, leadership, marketing, multi-disciplinary, and project management.
“Through The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business, we will prepare students to meet current and future business and community needs in a way that honors Baldrige’s commitment to strong management principles and organizational excellence,” added Samph. “I am certain the programs we offer through the school bearing his name will be of a caliber befitting his contribution to the world of business, to the City of Waterbury, and to the worldwide appreciation for the value of quality management principles.”
Founded in 1890, Post University is a student-focused, career-driven university committed to providing students with the knowledge, personal skills and experience required to be leaders in their chosen fields. Located in Waterbury, Conn., Post University offers a wide array of degree programs to on-campus and online students of all ages. The University is known for its quality, career-driven academic programs, small classes, and competitive NCAA Division II athletics. The University’s more than 12,000 full- and part-time students come from the United States and abroad, and are supported by faculty whose mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in today’s global workplace. To learn more about Post University, visit www.Post.edu or call 800-345-2562.