The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program (DFEI) at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) College of Business recently announced a joint effort with schools in the Southern Colorado Ethics Consortium to recognize outstanding organizations in El Paso and the greater southern Colorado region.
The Southern Colorado Ethical Leadership Award will honor businesses who demonstrate the “Best of the Best” in ethical leadership and embody the ethical principles of integrity as exhibited by Bill Daniels. The first recipients will be awarded in fall 2023 at the Southern Colorado Ethical Leadership Award Banquet. Eligible recipients are for-profit organizations in southern Colorado. Nominations can be made by members of the organization, employees, students, customers or community members.
Each nomination will be judged on the questionnaire responses nominees submit, including how the company follows the eight Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Principles. The judging will be performed by a group that includes select UCCS Ethics Club members/officers, UCCS Faculty Fellows and Southern Colorado Ethics Consortium (SCEC) champions.
“We are excited to announce the Southern Colorado Ethical Leadership Award,” said Tracy Gonzalez-Padron, Professor and Director of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS. “For over ten years, our focus has been on building collaborative partnerships beyond El Paso County. For example, DFEI at the UCCS College of Business supports Southern Colorado Ethics Consortium for higher education institutions in the southern half of the state. It is our distinct pleasure to extend this effort by presenting the Southern Colorado Ethical Leadership Award to organizations that practice trust, transparency, respect and more.”
About the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative
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 Ethics 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. Find more information online.
About the College of Business
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 uccs.edu/business.