Slated to become first, only HBCU to achieve such recognition, capability
HUNTSVILLE, AL – Oakwood University had successfully completed the actions necessary to be registered as an ISO 9001 certified organization, making it the first and only historically black college or university (HBCU) to achieve such recognition.
According to OU Provost, Dr. R. Timothy McDonald, the benefits of ISO 9001 certification to Oakwood University and its customers are:
Its scope of certification is “Oakwood University provides contract and grant support resources, processes, and business management to federal, state, foundation and commercial customers,” he continued.
The completed steps included:
This effort was made possible with support from SAIC, under its Mentor-Protégé program, and program consultant Dr. Jay Billings.
“Oakwood University has plans to export its Quality Management System to its sister colleges and to other institutions,” McDonald concluded.
Pictured: (left to right) David Knight, VP of Student Services; Dr. Tim McDonald, Provost; Sabrina Cotton, VP of Finance; Valerie Carper, SAIC Representative; Gregory Hunt, Lead Auditor from Bureau Veritas; Marcia Burnette, Coordinator of Mentor-Protégé Program (of which the ISO certification is an objective); Dr. Leslie Pollard, President; Dr. Jay Billings, ISO Consultant for OU; Lucy Cort, Office of Sponsored Programs Audit Representative; Dr. Everett Roper, Chair of Internal Audit Committee; Dr. Howard Weems, Senior Chaplain; and Steve McWilliams, Information Technology Audit Representative. (Not pictured: Sylvia Germany, Human Resources Dept. Audit Representative.)
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