Nine UCCS faculty and staff selected as Ethics Fellows

Top row, left to right: Michael J. Corl, Hazel Reyes, Helen Graham, Colin McAllister, Karin Larkin
Bottom row, left to right: Todd J. Endres, Sloan Gonzales, Stephanie Gangemi, Lauren Hallaron

Nine faculty and staff members will serve as Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS College of Business Ethics Fellows during the 2021-22 academic year. The prestigious Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative faculty fellowships are awarded to UCCS faculty who demonstrate excellence in pedagogical activities related to applied business, professional and organizational ethics.

The new fellows are:

  • Michael J. Corl, Assistant Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Todd Endres, Instructor of Management and Human Resources, College of Business
  • Stephanie Gangemi, Clinical Assistant Professor & BSW Director, School of Public Affairs
  • Sloan Gonzales, Program Director of the Chancellor’s Leadership Class and UCCSlead, Student Life
  • Helen Graham, Assistant Professor, Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Lauren Hallaron, Instructor of Business, Government and Society, College of Business
  • Karin Larkin, Assistant Professor and Curator Anthropology, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Department of Anthropology
  • Colin McAllister, Assistant Professor, Guitar Performance/Music History/Humanities, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Visual & Performing Arts
  • Hazel Reyes, Instructor, Health Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Sciences

The ethics fellow program started in 2011 in the College of Business and quickly expanded to other colleges across campus. This year, 88 educators on UCCS campus will serve as ethics fellows.

Each fellow is selected based upon their proposal to encourage learning opportunities in ethical thought and decision making to their respective college and area of focus. This extension of principle-based ethics can take the form of classroom materials, workshops and other various platforms, according to Tracy Gonzalez-Padron, director, Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS and professor, College of Business.

“We are pleased with the projects relating to ethics education from each of 2021-2022 ethics fellows,” said Tracy Gonzalez-Padron. “The use of the DFEI principles and ethical decision-making in programs and classes equips our students as ethical leaders in the workplace.”

UCCS fellows work with ethics champions from nine colleges and universities in southern Colorado through the UCCS Southern Colorado Ethics Consortium (SCEC) Ethics Champions Program. The SCEC Ethics Champion program is designed to create a collaborative community to expand principle-based ethics in southern Colorado.

“We are proud to have 88 educators on UCCS campus this year to serve as ethics experts for our community,” said Karen Markel, dean of the College of Business. “The 2021-22 Ethics Fellows have made a commitment to principle-based ethics education, and we look forward to learning more about their individual ethics projects, initiatives and efforts throughout the academic year.”

The Ethics Champion Orientation was be held on August 12, 2021, to recognize the incoming DFEI at UCCS Fellows and SCEC Ethics Champions and prepare them for their new roles as ethics educators. For more information about becoming an ethics fellow, go to

This is Part I of a three-story series on the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative. Stay tuned for stories about the Ambassadors and Champions.


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. The DFEI supports the Southern Colorado Education Consortium (SCEC) for nine higher education institutions in the southern half of the state. In 2016, the DFEI Collegiate Program at UCCS launched an ethics champion pilot program to expand best practices in ethics education. Each participating school has educators serving as Ethics Champions on their campus to expand principle-based ethics education and resources throughout southern Colorado. The program has since expanded to include a large variety of events and programs for educators, students and business members throughout southern Colorado. For more information, visit

The UCCS College of Business was established in 1965 and has more than 1,300 undergraduates and 350 MBA and distance MBA students. The College of Business and Administration awards the Bachelor of Science in Business and Bachelor of Innovation degrees. The Graduate School of Business Administration awards the Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Accounting and Executive Doctor of Business Administration degrees. More than 10,000 alumni of the College of Business live and work around the world. For more information, visit

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, is one of the fastest growing universities in Colorado. The university offers 46 bachelor’s degrees, 22 master’s and five doctoral degrees. UCCS enrolls about 12,400 students annually and another 3,300 in online programs. For more information, visit