Buying Stock in Ethics
For Robert L. Winston '60 and his wife, Judith T. Winston, making a gift to establish the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics at the Carroll School of Management was like making an investment in BC's students as leaders of the future. And the Winstons, along with the center's other benefactors—Charles I. Clough, Jr. '64; Gloria L. Clough, M.S. ’'6; Norman C. Chambers, MBA '82; and Monever A. Chambers—plan on seeing dividends for years to come.
"One of the foremost thinkers in the study of management, Peter Drucker, once said that of all of the principles for the study of management he had set forth, the main principle to keep in mind is a high sense of personal integrity," says Winston, a retired Los Angeles executive. "At BC, we want our students to make the right decisions even when no one is looking."
Shining new light on a subject that is as important historically as it is relevant today, the Winston Center will bring together distinguished business leaders, faculty, and students around programs expounding upon leadership formation and ethics. It will also host private executive-learning sessions and support faculty research, seminars, and curricular innovations in the study of business ethics.
The center will begin offering programs this spring through its Clough Colloquia and Chambers Lecture Series. Historical biographer and commentator David McCullough will speak at the inaugural program on May 4.
"Leadership and ethics are an enduring part of BC's values," says Carroll School Dean Andrew C. Boynton. "This is who we are. This is what we do. It’s right for us." Boynton continues to seek support for a related undergraduate program in leadership and ethics that will affect every undergraduate at the Carroll School.