Ethics Award

Utah Valley University has a strong track-record in the area of business and professional ethics with substantial contributions from both the Center for the Study of Ethics and the Woodbury School of Business. 

Kirk Englehardt Business Ethics Award & Address

The annual Kirk Englehardt Business Ethics Award honors an individual who demonstrates a continual dedication to ethics through their practices in business. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics and the Woodbury School of Business and is a part of the UVU Executive Lecture Series. The award is one of the longest running business ethics designations in the country. 

Past award recipients include:


  • Peter Metcalf, CEO and president of Black Diamond Equipment (2013)
  • Omar Kader, founder and chairman of Pal-Tech and chairman of the Middle East Policy Council in Washington (2012)
  • Timothy P. Stratford, assistant U.S. trade representative for China affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President (2011)
  • Dave Ulrich, professor of business at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and co-founder of the RBL Group (2010)
  • Jeanette Lynton, founder and CEO of Close to My Heart Corporation (2008)
  • Orin Richards Woodbury, former president and CEO of Woodbury Corporation (2009)
  • Joel C. Peterson, lecturer in business at Graduate School of Business, Stanford University (2007)
  • Kim Clark, president of Brigham Young University–Idaho and former Dean of Harvard School of Business (2006)
  • Patricia Werhane, Rruffin professor of business ethics at Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia (2004)


Ethics Certificate Support

During the 2013-14 school-year, UVU approved an Ethics Certificate program designed to offer students opportunities to enhance their capacity as ethical leaders in their chosen professions or vocations. The CSE will provide co-curricular support for the certificate by providing students exposure to, and experience in, the application of ethics across the professions.

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