Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Professor Appointed to Board of Examiners for Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award

Published: June 18, 2012

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Professor Appointed to Board of Examiners for Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Dr. Robert Vokurka, chair of the Department of Finance, Economics and Decision Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has been appointed to the 2012 Board of Directors for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. The award, created by public law in 1987, is the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive.

This is the 13th year that Vokurka has been named to the board comprised of leading experts from industry, professional and trade organizations, education and healthcare organizations and government. The Baldridge Awardis given in six categories: Manufacturing, Service, Small Business, Education, Health Care, and Nonprofit. As an examiner, Vokurka is responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications submitted for the award.

Vokurka has published numerous papers in journals including the Journal of Operations Management, the International Journal of Forecasting, the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and the Production and Inventory Management Journal. He has more than 25 years of industry experience including positions of plant manager and division controller. He also holds certifications in accounting, resource management, purchasing, and quality including CPA, CMA, CFPIM, CIRM, C.P.M., CQE, CQIA, and CQM.