Larry Papasan was President of Memphis Light, Gas & Water (MLGW) from 1984 to 1991. During his tenure, he proposed that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) establish a quality/productivity center within the Memphis/Mid-South region. With the help of the Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor, Southwest Tennessee Community College, and the Greater Memphis Chamber, the Mid-South Quality/Productivity Center (MSQPC) was officially dedicated and recognized on April 21, 1988. MSQPC is a partnership between the Greater Memphis Chamber and Southwest Tennessee Community College and a Center of Emphasis for the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR). Thanks to the visionary leadership of Larry Papasan, MSQPC will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in 2018.
Photo: Larry Papasan Founder of MSQPC and Dr. Donald Fisher, Executive Director/CEO