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King University News :: Richardson Appointed to TNCPE Board of Examiners

Eric L. Richardson, dean of the School of Graduate Professional Studies at King College, has been appointed by the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE) to the 2011 Board of Examiners.

Every year, the TNCPE award program recognizes organizations demonstrating excellence in business operations and results.

As an examiner, Richardson is responsible for reviewing and evaluating organizations that apply for a TNCPE Award. The Board of Examiners is composed of experts from all sectors of the regional economy, including business, industry, education and health care organizations, professional and trade associations, and government. Examiners meet the highest standards of achievement and peer recognition in their fields. All members of the board must complete extensive training in the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence.

Established in 1993, TNCPE promotes economic development by helping companies grow more competitive in today's global marketplace. The program is patterned after the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, recognized as the national standard. Over the years, more than 1,100 organizations have participated in the award program.

For further information, contact the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence, 2525 Perimeter Place Dr., Ste 122, Nashville, TN 37214; 800-453-6474; or visit the TNCPE Web site at


TNCPE: The non-profit Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence is an economic development organization that provides regional organizations access to low-cost performance improvement education and services. This is done primarily through the framework of an awards program based on the Baldrige National Quality Program. In addition, TNCPE provides educational opportunities throughout the year, including the Excellence in Tennessee Conference in February.