The National Graduate School of Quality Management Awards Honorary Doctorate to Joseph DeFeo of Juran Global

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The National Graduate School of Quality Management (NGS), on the approval of the Board of Trustees, is proud to announce the award of an Honorary Doctorate of Letters to Mr. Joseph A. DeFeo, President/CEO of Juran Global.

The National Graduate School of Quality Management (NGS), on the approval of the Board of Trustees, is proud to announce the award of an Honorary Doctorate of Letters to Mr. Joseph A. DeFeo, President/CEO of Juran Global.

An honorary degree or a degree honoris causa (Latin: "for the sake of the honor") is an academic degree conferred to honor and recognize someone who has made important contributions to a specific field.

Dr. DeFeo is a recognized global scholar on the topics of quality systems management and transformational leadership. As CEO, he has led Juran Global to a position of international leadership evolving through research and fostering through training the universal quality management principles pioneered by Dr. Joseph M. Juran nearly 60 years ago.

Dr. DeFeo is a global thought-leader, influencing the transformation of major organizations through effective quality management and leadership. He has, through published books and articles, research, training, and teaching, helped shape the field of quality systems. Also, he has guided corporations in over 30 countries to increased competiveness, higher return on investment, greater efficiencies, and high-level organizational performance. His contributions in shaping the future of high performing organizations through quality management are directly attributable to his personal coaching and mentoring of major organizational leaders.

Dr. DeFeo's lifelong achievements and significant contributions to the field of quality management epitomize the attributes characterized by one recognized with the award of an Honorary Doctorate. Dr. Joe DeFeo joins the very elite few who have been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by NGS, including: William J. Henderson, former Chief Executive Officer and Postmaster General of the United States Postal Service and Admiral Thad Allen, former Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.

About The National Graduate School of Quality Management
The National Graduate School of Quality Management (NGS) is a regionally accredited, non-profit college that focuses on transformational leadership and quality management. It is uniquely positioned in the higher education community-- offering bachelors, masters, and doctorate level programs focused on providing leaders and managers the tools they need to transform their organizations.

About Juran Global
In 1979, Dr. Joseph M. Juran founded Juran Institute, Inc., to provide research and pragmatic solutions that enable organizations from any industry to learn the tools and techniques for managing quality. Building upon Dr. Juran’s foundation, today Juran Global provides consulting, benchmarking, and training services to improve their clients’ business performance. They work with their clients to provide measureable business results while streamlining business processes, reducing costs, and heightening their competitive edge. If you would like more information about Juran Global, please visit http://www.juran.com

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