In January 2010, the New Mexico State University College of Business was awarded $1.25 million over the next five years to develop a principle-based ethics program. The grant is part of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, whose goal is to strengthen principle-based ethics education and to foster a high standard of ethics in young people.
“Ethics has always been important in business as well as in society in general,” said Garrey Carruthers, NMSU President and former dean of NMSU’s College of Business. “Unfortunately, there is a growing concern in the public that not enough is being done to educate people, and in particular young people, about ethics. Events over the past few years, from Enron to Bernie Madoff, have resulted in the business community being indicted by the public as being unethical. That’s why our goal is to develop new and innovative ways to teach ethics and to extend ethics training beyond the NMSU campus.”
Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Fellowships
New Mexico State University has named nine faculty members as Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Fellows. The group’s task will be to advance the teaching of business and organizational ethics as part of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, a multi-university project to strengthen principle-based ethics education and to foster a high standard of ethics in young people.
Bruce Huhmann, Director of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the NMSU College of Business, and associate professor in the Department of Marketing, coordinates NMSU’s role in the project.
Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Fellows for 2015 are:
- Michael Alarid (English)
- Phil Baca (New Mexico Military Institute)
- Rich Fortin (Finance)
- Lisa Grayshield (Counseling & Ed. Psych.)
- Nancy Hastings (English)
- Andrea Joseph (Criminal Justice)
- James Leonhardt (Marketing)
- Carma Nez (Management)
- Cindy Seipel (ACCT/IS)
- Dale Spencer (ACCT/IS)