NLC Nets Commitment Level Recognition

June 25, 2019

Public Relations

NLC Nets Commitment Level Recognition

Receives Performance Excellence Award from the Quality Texas Foundation

Northeast Lakeview College completed the requirements for recognition at the Commitment Level by the Quality Texas Foundation (QTF) and received its award at the recent Quality Texas Conference.

The Quality Texas Foundation assists organizations with continuous improvement efforts by utilizing the Baldrige Framework and since 1993, QTF has administered the Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE) as an independent non-profit corporation. Winning TAPE symbolizes that the organization is one of the best in the state of Texas based upon a very rigorous and robust process. QTF has also had many organizations also win the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and lead all the other states in this area.

The Commitment Level is for those organizations that have begun using quality principles to build a sound management system. Such organizations will have identified areas that are most important to the organization’s long-term success and will have begun developing systematic approaches for key processes. It is likely that measures and performance levels can be demonstrated in some of these areas.

“This recognition exemplifies the continued dedication of our faculty, staff, and administration does every day in support of improving the lives of our students,” says Dr. Veronica Garcia, Northeast Lakeview College president.

NLC began its journey with the Quality Texas Foundation in 2016 and received Pioneer Recognition from the organization and Engagement Level Recognition in 2018. Northeast Lakeview College uses feedback from QTF at each of its recognized levels as part of its overall continuous improvement process and annual planning cycle.

“I’m honored to be a part of the NLC Family as we continue to excel and do great things for our students and the communities that we serve,” Garcia added. 

The next step for Northeast Lakeview College is to submit for recognition at the Progress Level.