OC Hosts Executive for Ethics Symposium

A former energy company CEO discussed ethics with OC students in November. Jim Gardner, who retired as executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Massey Energy in 2004, was the keynote speaker at OC’s fifth-annual J.J. Millican Ethics Symposium.

Gardner, now a professor at Freed-Hardeman University, graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School.

“This was another excellent opportunity to learn from someone who has practiced and applied ethics at the highest levels of business,” said Elaine Kelly, associate professor of accounting and holder of the J.J. Millican chair. “His teaching and experience demonstrate how and why ethics must be practiced in business, especially as a person of faith.”

Gardner’s address was part of Ethics Week, which featured the theme of “Living Beyond Reproach” in daily Chapel talks. Speakers included Gardner; OC board chair Don Millican, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Kaiser-Francis Oil Company; Shannon Warren, founder of the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium; and Dr. Allison Garrett (84), OC senior vice president for academic affairs and a former executive at Wal-Mart.


Spring 2012

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