Parker Ethics Center

ECU ice sculpture

In October 1988, a trust agreement was entered into with East Central University establishing the Oscar L. Parker Center for the Advancement of Ethical Standards in Business and Society as a lasting memorial to Oscar L. Parker, a highly respected educator, businessman, college administrator, and civic leader of Ada, and an active supporter and long-time employee of ECU. In addition to creating the Center and providing a yearly operating budget, this endowment also established the Oscar L. Parker Professorship at ECU. The holder of this professorship acts as Director of the Center.

The mission of the Oscar L. Parker Center for the Advancement of Ethical Standards in Business and Society is to be an accessible resource on ethics for business and society, promote ethics education and ethical behavior, and foster discussion on ethics and ethical issues. The Director acts as spokesperson for the Center and serves in the capacity of speaker and presenter to civic organizations, high school assemblies, and other organizations on relevant ethical issues. In addition, the Center sponsors an annual workshop or conference on the subject of ethical standards in business and society, and houses a small library for studies of ethical issues by students and faculty.

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Ethics Library Collection