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Moving NGS Forward
April 25, 2014
I am pleased to report that the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has completed their review of NGS’s former president and our college. We appreciate their professional and comprehensive review of the issues related to the protection of our non-profit assets. As you may have seen reported in the media, the OAG has filed a suit against our former president, Robert Gee. While the school is not involved in that legal action, the OAG is asking the Court to order Dr. Gee to return funds to NGS.
As part of this process, NGS has agreed to reconstitute its Board of Trustees, ensure that the non-profit assets of our school are used exclusively to further our educational mission, and periodically report the school’s fiscal status. We are fully committed to taking these actions, and already have made much progress:
- Reconstitution of the Board of Trustees: We began this process months ago. We have a large pool of outstanding candidates who will bring years of experience in higher education, business, non-profit charitable organizations, fund raising, military, and leadership. You will be excited about your new Board of Trustees. We expect to be able to introduce the new Board members to you by the beginning of June.
- Stewardship of school assets: We have hired a CFO, strengthened the discipline in our financial processes, and set appropriate compensations for the executive leadership.
- We have also established a comprehensive and transparent reporting system to make sure that our Board and the appropriate regulators receive full, accurate information about NGS.
Over the past year we have been working on many important initiatives. We have set our strategic direction in our NGS 2017 Strategic Plan, established a comprehensive business plan, expanded our portfolio to include a wide range of certificate programs, completed an intensive review of curricula, strengthened focus on ” high-touch” services for all students, enhanced a culture of interaction and engagement to support student success…. and more.
Now is the time to move forward. There is a lot of excitement at your school about the future. Enrollment numbers continue to climb. However, we need to strengthen our efforts to attract and retain quality students – both to assure our financial stability going forward and to create the type of vibrant community that we believe is critical to the NGS model. You can help. Please be an advocate for your school.
To our valued faculty, students, and alumni: the staff appreciates and thanks you for your support and commitment to this unique educational institution, The National Graduate School of Quality Management.
Contact me any time with questions, recommendations, or if you would like to talk with me about the future of your school.
We are rolling up our sleeves to transform NGS into an innovative education leader in quality management. Please join us.