NEW LEADERSHIP MINOR PRESENTED BY
/// TONY COUMOUNDOUROS — Associate Professor, Philosphy & Religion RICKEY JACKSON ‘16 — Graduate Student
“Leadership and Ethics” is the latest minor that will be added to the Adrian College curriculum starting in 2018. The interdisciplinary program will require its students to take six courses. There will be nine new courses, including Leadership and Ethics, Ethical Organization and Leadership, and Social Movements and Leadership. Elective courses will sample from various departments, including history, business, sociology and criminal justice, and political science and communications.
“I BELIEVE THAT TO BECOME A GREAT LEADER, YOU MUST ALSO GIVE RESPECT AND EARN THE RESPECT OF YOUR PEERS. THE VALUE AND SKILLS OF LEADERSHIP CAN BE LEARNED, AND I BELIEVE THE NEW MINOR WILL BE A GREAT ADDITION FOR AC STUDENTS.” — Rickey Jackson
According to Tony Coumoundouros, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, “[The] Ethical Leadership [minor] is grounded in an understanding of questions fundamental to the meaning of life and human existence and the ability to think critically about complex issues.” The minor — which aids students in developing their leadership potential — draws on the liberal arts to advance the understanding of leadership, its relation to ethical challenges and its capacity for positive and effective social engagement.