Mr. James T. Pursell, Sr., Founding Partner, 2007-2011
In recent years, the College of Business has created a strategic plan that will provide the direction to move the College into the top 20 among public institutions. The strategic plan provides for a multi-dimensional approach on the three facets of our mission: teaching, research and outreach.
The Auburn University Center for Ethical Organizational Cultures in the College of Business is tied to all three of these important endeavors. This center's primary focus is to formulate a research program to assess ethical and unethical cultures. After an organization's culture has been assessed, an organizational change program can be advanced to facilitate the development of a more ethical organizational culture. Through these endeavors the Center will develop an instructional curriculum for use in university classrooms. As part of its teaching mission, the Center hosts a Distinguished Fellows in Ethics Speakers Program to expose students to distinguished individuals and their experiences with ethical decision making in organizations.
Our sponsors are vital to the continued success of the Center through a financial contribution to the Center. Several levels of sponsorship are available and participating organizations may also draw on the Center's expertise (Sponsorship Levels). Sponsors allow the center to develop the methodology to assess the extent to which organizational cultures are ethical, help Auburn to become a leader in disseminating "best practices" for improving ethical conduct in organizations, aid in allowing Auburn to share research findings on ethics to managers to increase their attention to ethical practices as well as to university professors and Auburn students.
The College has reached a comfortable peak among its peer colleges and is poised to improve and advance its mission. In order to meet the challenge set forth, the College of Business will continue to call upon its most interested and dedicated alumni, friends, and corporate partners. That is, people who understand that helping Auburn is helping business; that helping Auburn is helping our students, and the future of both our region and our country.
On behalf of the Auburn University College of Business, we appreciate any interest a person or organization has in sponsoring the Auburn University Center for Ethical Organizational Cultures.
Updated: November 2015