Duluth, MN - (Northland's NewsCenter) - In recent years the U.S. has seen its fair share of ethics lapses in big businesses.
In order to counteract that and create more ethical leadership in future workforces, a partnership has been formed between The College of St. Scholastica, Allete and the Minnesota Power Foundation.
Today the three forces hosted a re-dedication of The Arend J. Sandbulte Endowment for Ethical Leadership, founded by Sandy Sandbulte in 1995. The endowment provides funding for courses in ethics for students at St. Scholastica.
Officials say their goal is to make ethical decision making an integral part of student's lives.
"It provides such a great benefit for us because our students can be exposed to ethical dilemmas, ethical instructions throughout their programs here," says St. Scholastica's Dean of Business & Technology, Kurt Linberg.
"Not just for young students, but for all of us, ethical lapses can occur all over but obviously in a college setting is to reaffirm ethics are important in business and interject that into students thinking right from day one," says CEO of ALLETE, Alan Hodnik.
Foundation Officials are hoping the endowment will help prepare students for future leadership roles in our region...and remind individuals and businesses that every successful organization begins with an ethical foundation.