About the Center
Organizational cultures provide the foundation for ethical decision making. While individual integrity is important, each profession has its own set of ethical risks and standards of behavior that are required for success. Ethical leaders are necessary to implement and maintain shared values that create an ethical organizational culture. The Center focuses on providing resources and activities that support ethical conduct in any type of organization. The Center seeks to engage students and faculty in robust educational experiences and events.
The Center was established in 2008 in response to support by Mr. James T. Pursell, Sr. of Sylacauga, AL to address ethical conduct in business. The Center is dedicated to “producing high-demand graduates and generating knowledge that drives business thought and practice.” Preparing ethical leaders and supporting ethical organizational cultures provides a foundation for success in any organization.
Dr. Achilles Armenakis was the founding Director in 2008. Dr. O.C. Ferrell became Director of the Center in the Summer of 2017. Dr. Ferrell is establishing contacts, and identifying individuals/organizations that will contribute to the Center’s mission. Faculty, students, and external constituents are involved in advancing the activities of the Center. Faculty associates and graduate students will be engaged to support the goals and objectives of the Center.
Updated: August 31, 2017