SIUE’s Furst-Bowe Named to Illinois Performance Excellence Board

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe has been named to the Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) board of trustees. Furst-Bowe was notified February 23 of her unanimous selection to the 12-member board.

I’m looking forward to working with the ILPEx board to assist Illinois companies and groups in their quest for excellence

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe has been named to the Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) board of trustees. Furst-Bowe was notified February 23 of her unanimous selection to the 12-member board.

ILPEx partners with Illinois leaders to build organizational knowledge and capability to achieve performance excellence and contribute to the economic vitality of their communities and the state. ILPEx offers training and feedback reports based on the proven organizational management framework of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. Dr. Furst-Bowe has served on similar boards in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.

“I’m looking forward to working with the ILPEx board to assist Illinois companies and groups in their quest for excellence,” Furst-Bowe said.

Louis Kosiba, executive director of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, joins Furst-Bowe as the newest board members. Their first meeting will be Thursday, March 26, in conjunction with the ILPEx Quest Conference and awards ceremony at Naperville.

Furst-Bowe already is a member of the ILPEx panel of judges. She also serves on the Board of Overseers for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that provides the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can achieve.

The ILPEx award program has three levels: Gold Award for Achievement of Excellence – based on Baldrige criteria; Silver Award for Progress Toward Excellence – recipients exhibit evidence of well-deployed approaches for major processes; and Bronze Award for the Commitment to Excellence – recognized for earnest efforts to adopt continuous improvement principles.

Any organization can participate in the ILPEx process, including business, healthcare, government agencies, education and non-profits. The Baldrige Criteria enables organizations to follow an established approach to implementing, measuring and improving performance excellence.

About ILPEx
Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx), formerly The Lincoln Foundation for Performance Excellence, is a not-for-profit organization backed by both private and public funding, founded in 1994. ILPEx is the partner of choice in leading Illinois organizations to world-class performance. The ILPEx mission is to drive organizational excellence in Illinois using the Baldrige Criteria as the basis in all they do.

About SIUE
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a high quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottomland and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of nearly 14,000.

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