|[December 11, 2013]
University of Phoenix Recognized with 2013 Showcase in Excellence Awards
PHOENIX --(Business Wire)--
University of Phoenix® today announced it has been honored with two
"Showcase in Excellence" awards from the Southwest Alliance for
Excellence (SWAE), formerly the Arizona Quality Alliance. This year, the
University was recognized for its official online degree conferral and
transcript acquisition processes, which were evaluated on demonstrated
innovation, cutting-edge approach, excellence in comparison to
competitors or peers, or overall exceptional performance.
"University of Phoenix has pioneered many of the techniques that are now
considered 'best practices' in the higher education community," said Dr.
Bill Pepicello, University of Phoenix president. "We are honored to
receive this acknowledgment from the Southwest Alliance for Excellence
and are committed to continuing to improve business practices that
support our students' ability to efficiently and effectively navigate
their higher education experience."
The 21st annual Performance Excellence Program recognized
organizations for excellence in quality, performance and outcomes. The
program, modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige Award criteria, provides not
only an opportunity or recognition, but also valuable feedback as to
where an organization is positioned on the quality continuum.
"SWAE is proud to continue empowering organizations to pursue
performance excellence, improve outcomes and contribute to the economic
strength of their community and state," said Karen Shepard, executive
director of the Southwest Alliance for Excellence. "We are celebrating
our 21st anniversary of the Performance Excellence Program, one of the
best methodologies available to develop a higher level of organizational
The Showcase in Excellence Award recognizes organizations for specific
process excellence. This program allows organizations to focus on each
of the processes and build toward a complete quality implementation.
Organizations were encouraged to apply for any organizational process
they believe is exceptional, relating the process to one of six
categories aligned with the Baldrige criteria.
For more information regarding University of Phoenix, please visit www.phoenix.edu.
About University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults
move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world.
Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive
learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal
aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo
Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), University of Phoenix serves a
diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor's, master's and
doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the
U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.
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