News: CCU Featured in Colorado Magazine

CCU Featured in Colorado Biz Magazine

In a recent article, Colorado Biz Magazine explored the societal cynicism and hostility toward American businesses. Reflecting on why Americans have little confidence in the corporate world, the writer concluded that many people have come to distrust American business practices. He went on to explore how Colorado Christian University is combating this distrust by training business students in leadership and ethics.

The article, titled "Apprentices of Ethics," recognized CCU's School of Business and Leadership for "turning out graduates trained not only in accounting and finance, but in ethics and good corporate citizenship as well." The article included quotations from CCU President, Dr. Larry Donnithorne, and Dr. Chuck King, dean of the School of Business and Leadership.

The article also mentioned CCU's Values Aligned Leadership Summit, founded by King to open a dialogue between educators, business students, and executives. With speakers like Eric Pillmore, senior vice president for governance at Tyco and Samuel Addoms, chairman of Frontier Airlines, the summit gives business students exposure to high-level executives and critical issues facing the corporate community. Another purpose of the conference is to design and dialogue about a model for values-based decision making in business.

In 2004 the conference hosted 120 students and 120 executives, King hopes those numbers will grow to 200 student and executive participants for the upcoming summit in 2005.