The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS College of Business recently selected 18 faculty and staff members from regional colleges to serve as 2020-21 Ethics Champions. College presidents elect up to three representatives to serve in this role for their respective campuses.
The ethic champions represent two- and four-year colleges from the Southern Colorado Ethics Consortium (SCEC) and work to expand principled-based ethics education throughout their campus and regional community. Each ethics champion works collaboratively with the DFEI at UCCS to share resources and initiatives with educators throughout southern Colorado.
“We are pleased to welcome new and returning ethics champions, each covering a wide variety of educational disciplines,” said Tracy Gonzalez-Padron, director of DFEI at UCCS and professor in the College of Business.
“This year we will support up to three ethics champions at each school to provide opportunities for ethics education both virtually and in the classroom, starting with a virtual Ethics Champion Orientation on August 21 and 22.”
The selected champions are:
- Deanna Bartee, business, Adams State University
- Shane Callahan, philosophy, Adams State University
- Natasha Liebig, philosophy, Adams State University
- Bruce Lundberg, mathematics, CSU-Pueblo
- Rachel Zimmerman, art history, CSU-Pueblo
- Jill Choate, teacher education, Fort Lewis College
- Patrick Christensen, coordinator of resident/student life, Lamar Community College
- Mittie Helm, business, Lamar Community College
- Dillon Martin, director of auxiliary services and foundation, Otero Junior College
- April Frost, cybersecurity and networking, Pikes Peak Community College
- Carol Kurkowski, Business, Pikes Peak Community College
- Teresa Ward, BAS Emergency Services Administration, Pikes Peak Community College
- Renee Gust, Early Childhood Education, Pueblo Community College
- William Hatcher, Geography, Arts and Sciences, Trinidad State Junior College
- Desi Maxwell, Mathematics, Arts and Sciences, Trinidad State Junior College
- Jeffrey Dykes, Business Administration, Western Colorado University
- Jessica Laramie, Energy Management, Western Colorado University
- Michael Vieregge, Business Administration, Western Colorado University
A virtual Ethics Champion Orientation will be held on August 21-20, 2020 to recognize the incoming DFEI at UCCS Fellows, UCCS Student Ethics Ambassadors and SCEC Ethics Champions to prepare them for their new roles as ethics educators. Find more information about the 2020-21 ethics champions online.
The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS College of Business is a resource for principle-based ethics education, serving students, educators and business community. The UCCS College of Business is one of eight original participating schools in the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program that now includes twelve participating schools. Since 2016, the DFEI Collegiate Program at UCCS has partnered with schools of the Southern Colorado Higher Education Consortium to expand principle-based ethics education. College presidents select one faculty member to be an Ethics Champion for their campus. Find more information online.