Strong, smart, ethical leaders make all the difference. At NCU, we believe that all of our staff, faculty and students can be “Beacons” of integrity and agents of real change in the world. In 2010, the Center for Leadership and Ethics presented the first Exemplary Ethical Leader Awards,
Established in 2005, the NCU Center for Leadership and Ethics exists to equip and inspire ethical leaders by providing faith-integrated and values-based training for our University students, alumni, and surrounding community.
Exemplary Ethical Leader Awards
In 2010, the Center for Leadership and Ethics presented the first Exemplary Ethical Leader Awards, recognizing an outstanding individual and business who best exemplify the ideals of integrity and ethical leadership. The recipients of these awards can be nominated by anyone and are then voted on by the CLE Advisory Board. The awards are presented annually at Evening of Tribute, NCU’s premier recognition gala. Past winners of the award can be found on the Evening of Tribute page.
Nominations for Individual, Business, and Non-Profit leaders are accepted throughout the year. If you have an individual or a business you would like to nominate we would love to hear from you.
The Center for LEadership & Ethics Sponsors
2019 – 2020 Presenting Sponsor:
2019 – 2020 Corporate Sponsors:
CLE Advisory Board
Dr. Gustavo Balderas: Superintendent, 4J School District
Mark Boren: Volunteer Recruiter/Coordinator, Lane Fire Authority
Liz Cawood: CAWOOD Marketing
Susan Soon-Keum Cox: Vice President for Policy & External Affairs, Holt International
Peter DeLuca: General Manager, Industrial Finishes
Brittany D’Eliso ’15: Mental Health Coordinator for Lane County
Mike Duncan: Director of Marketing, Industrial Finishes
Pamela Rhee Elling ’86: Partner, Moss Adams LLP
Candi Glazebrook: Financial Advisor, Arkeo Financial Group
Vicki Gray: Senior Vice President, Oregon Pacific Bank
Melaney Grenz: Speech Language Pathologist
Courtney Griesel: Economic Development Director, City of Springfield
Mitch Hagstrom: Retired Bank Executive
Kara Holmes: Vice President/Commercial Banking Manager, Umpqua Bank
Benjamin Kearney: Shareholder, Arnold Gallagher P.C.
Bridget Baker-Kincaid: President, Baker Family Foundation
Jon Kloor: NW Natural
Pete Knight-Sheen: FASTSIGNS
Linda McKay Korth: Member Manager, McKay Investment Company LLC, Oakway Center
Dr. Ada O. L. Lee: Owner, B & A International
Sandra Mattson: Healthcare Volunteer
Glen Martz: Retired, Bethel School District (Administration)
Amy Newport: Community Relations Specialist, Kendall Auto Group
Juanita Metzler ’94: Convention Sales Manager, Travel Lane County
Sandy Park: Pastor, First Baptist Church
Kristina Payne ’99: Executive Director, Lane Workforce Partnership
Rory Robison ’96: Certified Financial Planner, Eagle Strategies LLC
Pat Turanski: Co-founder, GloryBee Foods
Mark Turchetto: Director of Sales, Phoenix Inn Suites
Caitlin Vargas ’15: Community Relations Director, Cornerstone Community Housing
Clayton Walker: Owner, C.W. Walker & Associates
The CLE Mentorship Program provides NCU students with a community leader and professional whose experience and expertise offers them the benefits of gaining a realistic perspective of the workplace, advice on how to set priorities and balance work and other responsibilities, confidence in dealing with professionals as well as individual recognition, encouragement, and support.
*To serve as a CLE Mentor, contact Rachel Morse at email@example.com or call 541-684-7318.
Women’s Leadership Series:
Join us, ONLINE for a signature SHINE experience, Friday, May 15th from 12:00-1:00 pm. Once you register, an email with a Zoom meeting link will be sent to you. We will be discussing our professional and personal well being and mental health during times of transition and crisis. Register here.
Current CLE members:
Please use the CLE Members Form to complete your RSVP for the luncheons and indicate your mentorship interests.
Grace & Truth Forums
Our quarterly Grace & Truth Forums bring successful practitioners and inspiring leaders to NCU and our partner organizations. These Forums address the big questions of our day in transformative ways.