CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston College has announced
the establishment of The Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics in its
Carroll School of Management to engage business leaders, faculty and students
in ethical training and leadership formation.
The Winston Center will bring to campus distinguished leaders from
business and other fields for a lecture and colloquia series, private
executive training sessions and other initiatives, beginning in the spring of
2006. The Center also will support faculty research programs, seminars and
curricular innovations in the study of business ethics.
The Winston Center has been endowed with a principal gift from Los Angeles
businessman Robert L. Winston, a retired senior vice president of American
Fund Distributors. A 1960 alumnus of BC, Winston worked closely with Carroll
School Dean Andrew Boynton to create a center dedicated to advancing knowledge
about best practices in ethical leadership.
"I am especially grateful to Bob and Judy Winston for their willingness to
help Boston College educate present and future business leaders about ethical
issues," said BC President Rev. William P. Leahy, SJ. "Given the Carroll
School of Management's longstanding efforts in this area, and that concern for
personal and professional ethics has always been a cornerstone of Jesuit
education, the Winston Center is a natural fit at Boston College."
"We see our new efforts as a logical extension of our university's
educational mission to equip future leaders with knowledge of effective
leadership actions while always considering the ethical implications of such
actions," said Winston.
"An additional goal of the Center is to assist current senior executives
by instituting an intimate executive learning program -- bringing small groups
of executives to our campus for intensive discussions of the leadership and
ethical issues that face such diverse sectors as law, journalism, finance, the
military, medicine and public education," he said.
The new Center will also benefit from a major gift from Charles I. Clough
Jr., the founder of Clough Capital Partners LP, a Boston private investment
firm, which will fund the Clough Colloquium on Leadership and Ethics. The
Clough Colloquium will bring to Boston College distinguished figures in
business and other fields who have made important ethical decisions for both a
public lecture and a private executive learning session. Clough was elected to
the Boston College Board of Trustees in 1994 and served as the board's
chairman from 1999 until 2002.
"I am delighted to be part of this initiative and to support a program
that recognizes that the subject of ethical leadership requires and deserves
disciplined investigation and scholarship," said Clough.
Carroll School Dean Andrew Boynton has launched a search for a faculty
member and academic director to lead the Winston Center, which will sponsor a
substantial program of research, seminars and residencies, and provide faculty
members and others with fellowship support to pursue specific questions
related to leadership and ethics as well as to promote curricular innovations
for undergraduate and graduate students.
Said Boynton: "The generosity of our donors will allow our faculty and
student body to connect with the finest practitioners in the business world
and to initiate a generation of young people into the world of management in a
way that places an important and early emphasis on leadership and ethics."
SOURCE Boston College