Ray Jones, clinical associate professor and Mehta Family Faculty Fellow, has been appointed the new director of the David Berg Center for Leadership and Ethics, a center dedicated to developing academic and experience-based learning programs throughout the business school.
Jones succeeds Audrey J. Murrell, who was named acting dean of the University Honors College in June. Jones has played a major role within the Berg Center and assisted in the design and development of the College of Business Administration’s Certificate Program in Leadership and Ethics.
“Always a student favorite, Ray has been named Pitt’s Top Professor 11 times,” said Arjang A. Assad, Henry E. Haller Dean of Pitt Business. “He has made a remarkable impact on our students by teaching numerous courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I am grateful to Ray for his many years of devotion to our school and the Berg Center.”
“Audrey and I have been working together since I was a graduate student,” said Jones. “She has always built and maintained strong partnerships in the community and within the University. At the Berg Center, we’ve been able to continue these partnerships with people who ‘have skin in the game’ — those who we can depend on to get in front of students, staff and the community to get into real issues facing ethics and leadership today.”
The Berg Center has established countless initiatives, research projects and academic programs within the business school, including the creation of the Certificate in Organizational Leadership and Ethics (COLE) in conjunction with the Office of Human Resources for University faculty and staff. More than 400 University personnel have completed the certificate and more than 1,000 have taken at least one session toward the completion of their certificate.
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