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Neely Center for Ethical Leadership

Jerry and Nancy Neely

The Jerry and Nancy Neely Center for Ethical Leadership

The Center was founded in 2015 thanks to a generous endowment provided by USC Trustee Jerry Neely and his wife Nancy. The Center’s mission is to advance the practice of ethical business leadership though research, educational programs, curriculum development, seminars, and community outreach.

The Neely Center seeks to inspire a new generation of leaders dedicated to informed and morally courageous decision making that is in the best interest of both the organization and society. The Center has been established as an institution of learning and discovery and purpose of which is to educate and prepare values-guided, principles-driven men and women to serve the highest-order needs of the individuals, organizations, and communities they lead.

In particular, the Center focuses on activities that foster the capacity of leaders to create organizational cultures based on integrity and respect for individuals. In order to deliver these programs, the Center utilizes state-of-the-art educational and communication practices and technologies.