March, 2007 by College of Business Release
The Dr. John P. Loveland Professorship in Quality Management was established in March of 2007 by one of his former MBA students.
The professorship was established with a $137,465 gift from the former student and matched with $125,000 by the State of New Mexico. The Professorship will ensure that Quality Management remains a central focus of the Management Department.
Loveland served New Mexico State University and the College of Business as a professor of management, department head of management (1983-1994), and director of key college programs.
Throughout his distinguished 36 years of service at NMSU, Loveland’s career has reflected the principles of his academic and professional focus on leadership, and he has served students, colleagues, and the community as an outstanding and innovative leader. He served as college director of the Center for Quality Management and Manufacturing.
Loveland was one of the first recipients of the Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding university teaching. He received the Faculty Award for Outstanding Service in the college in 1982, and in 1991 also received the University’s Fort Bliss Federal Credit Achievement Award for excellent service to NMSU.
At the state level, John helped establish the Quality New Mexico Program. In addition, he has served as keynote speaker and delivered professional training seminars for NMSU, Las Cruces area organizations, state agencies, and the broader business community in his areas of expertise—team building, quality management, and supervisory leadership.
Dr. Loveland received his BBA from Texas A&M University in 1960 and earned an MBA from that same university in 1965. He completed his PhD at Arizona State University in 1970 with a focus on management and quantitative methods and marketing.