Baldrige was born on October 4, 1922. Today would have marked his 94th birthday.
Prior to being named Secretary of Commerce by former President Ronald Reagan, Baldrige led the successful transformation of Waterbury-based Scovill, Inc. from a financially troubled brass mill to a diversified consumer, housing, and industrial goods manufacturer. During his 20-year tenure at Scovill, Baldrige also served as a Trustee of Post College from 1966 to 1970. His career-long leadership and commitment to managerial and business excellence led to the creation of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act of 1987.
“We believe the Baldrige name will further inspire our students to become innovative and focused business men and women capable of improving organizational effectiveness and sustainability,” said Don Mroz, Ph.D., regarding Baldrige’s enduring legacy. “Each of our programs is designed to prepare students to become ethical business leaders who can respond to today’s marketplace demands, as well as create tomorrow’s business realities.”
It is in this regard that Post University, along with alumni and current students, wishes a happy birthday to Malcolm Baldrige.