About the Center
The Center for Ethical Leadership brings together faculty, visiting fellows, prominent leaders-in-residence and students to research and engage in practices that strengthen and advance ethical leadership in a variety of professions. Faculty and staff provide a congenial and intellectually stimulating environment for ethics research and teaching that integrates the art and practice of leadership with Catholic, Basilian values.

The Center’s work aims to enliven the moral imagination of leaders in every area of human activity, elevate moral and ethical discourse in the professions and in civil society and inspire lives of great purpose and ethical engagement.

Leadership Studies minors offered through the Center are vocation centered. Students reflect on their particular calling and their response to it as leaders in their professions, community, and families. They are encouraged to think reflectively, critically, analytically, and creatively toward living a life of service in their chosen vocations. Current programs include:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Peace and Reconciliation

The Center operates under the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Funding comes from the Burnett Family Distinguished Chair in Leadership, the Cullen Trust for Higher Education Chair in Business Ethics and the Hugo Mann Endowment for University Excellence.