Armour College of Engineering Alumnus Manu Vora (M.S. CHE ’70, Ph.D. ’75) was recently selected on a Fulbright Specialist roster. The appointment is for a five-year term from 2016-2021. The program is managed by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). The Roster is a list of all candidates who are eligible to be matched with incoming project requests from overseas academic institutions for Fulbright Specialists.
Dr. Vora and his team at American Society for Quality (ASQ) India were recently honored with a D. L. Shah Silver Quality Award for their "Gift of Knowledge Transfer Leveraging Technology" project of Leadership Excellence Series focusing on lifelong transferable knowledge of soft skills and quality management free-of-cost to over 675,00 people globally. This project is connected with over 50 institutions in 14 States of India. The Award was presented by Shri Hari Taneja, Trustee of D. L. Shah Award Team supported by the Quality Council of India (QCI) at its National Quality Conclave in New Delhi.
Dr. Vora and his team accepting the D. L. Shah Silver Quality Award
Vora is chairman and president of Business Excellence, Inc., a global quality management consulting service firm. He has over 40 years of leadership experience guiding Fortune 500 companies with Baldrige Performance Excellence framework. He is a past vice president from the American Society for Quality Board of Directors. He is an ASQ Fellow and Certified Quality Engineer (CQE). He served as the chief judge at the Illinois Team Excellence Award Program from 1993-1999. He is a senior examiner of the Asia Pacific Global Performance Excellence Award Program since 2004. In 1968, he received a J. N. Tata Scholarship to pursue his graduate studies in the United States. He is recipient of “2013 Keller Graduate School of Management’s Top 40 Alumni for the 40th Anniversary.” and “2012 IIT Chicago Alumni Medal.”