SPC Receives Texas Award-Next for Performance Excellence Award

April 17, 2020

Alexa Saavedra, Strategic Communications Coordinator

St. Philip’s College has been selected by the Quality Texas Foundation to receive the Texas Award-Next for Performance Excellence Award. Award-Next recognition is achieved only after previously being a Governor’s Award recipient, signifying continued quality and improvement efforts.  

A Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE) takes six-to-ten years to achieve. Through several cycles of learning and strategic planning, the college systematically built its organizational effectiveness and narrowed its focus to hone in on its core competencies — quality instruction, student engagement and community engagement. 

“We are excited to have this continued recognition from the Quality Texas Foundation. In 2018, we received the 

Governor’s Award. This Next Level Award gives testimony to our continued best practices. We are continuously engaging in a performance excellence journey to ensure that we remain at the forefront of service delivery to our students and community,” said SPC President Dr. Adena Williams Loston. 

Utilizing the same criteria and process as the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, TAPE is an annual recognition of Texas organizations that have achieved excellence in organizational performance and have applied outstanding quality principles in their day-to-day operations.  

TAPE winners are role model organizations demonstrating exceptional performance in all areas of organizational management - leadership, strategic planning, customer focus, measurement, analysis and knowledge management, workforce focus, operations focus and results. 

“St. Philip’s College again leads the Community Colleges in the State with a high performance culture supporting by outstanding leaders. The students and their families are the big winners,” said Quality Texas Foundation CEO, Dr. Mac McGuire. 

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