Heisler Business Ethics

Heisler Business Ethics Lecture Series

Ohio Wesleyan’s annual Heisler Business Ethics Lecture is sponsored by the university’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship and funded by the Heisler Family Endowment for the Study of Ethics. The endowment honors OWU graduates James Heisler, Class of 1938; Robert Heisler, Class of 1942; and Bruce Heisler, Class of 1949. The Woltemade Center, founded in 1985, helps students to integrate business theory and practice, and provides lectures and other resources to benefit students, faculty, and the local community.

Jeff Long ’82, Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics for the University of Arkansas, will deliver the 2013 Heisler Business Ethics Lecture

February 22, 2013

Jeff-LongJeff Long, Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics for the University of Arkansas and class of 1982 Ohio Wesleyan graduate, will deliver the Heisler Business Ethics Lecture on Wednesday, April 3rd.  The lecture is funded by the Heisler Family Endowment for the Study of Ethics in Business.  It honors OWU graduates James Heisler, Class of 1938; Robert Heisler, Class of 1942; and Bruce Heisler, Class of 1949.

As Director of Athletics for the University of Arkansas since 2008, Jeff Long brings his vision for excellence in both the classroom and on the field.  Jeff Long has created a model for administration through his vision for innovative reorganization and streamlining.  He has assembled an executive team committed to the principles of integrity, community service, winning, and the promotion of a quality experience for student-athletes.  Long has over two decades of experience in athletic administration at the Division 1 level.

Prior to working for the University of Arkansas, Long helped to redefine the University of Pittsburgh’s athletics program through the “Quest for Excellence” campaign to enhance the student-athlete experience.  The program resulted in almost $34 million for scholarship endowment and facility construction and renovation.  A former two-sport athlete at Ohio Wesleyan, earning seven varsity letters in football and baseball, Long earned his degree in economics.

The Heisler Business Ethics Lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:30 PM. in the Benes Rooms of the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center.  The lecture will be streamed live online at StreamOWU (stream.owu.edu) and archived for later viewing. The event is sponsored by The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship.

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