Dr. Julius Coles will present “Corporate Social Responsibility: Virtue vs. Reality” at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, in Old Main, Ritz Auditorium.
Coles is the first speaker in the Heminger Business Ethics Lecture series.
The event is free and open to the public.
Coles served as the University’s first Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow in 2011. A graduate with a master’s degree from Princeton University, he worked 28 years for the U.S. Agency for International Development and is the former president of Africare, an African-American non-governmental organization active in more than 20 countries in Africa. He has served on the boards of many international nonprofits and directed two university-affiliated centers, working to improve health, education and economic development around the world.
In conjunction with the Give Voice to Your Values comprehensive campaign at The University of Findlay, Karl Heminger, who serves on the UF Board of Trustees, and his brother, Kurt Heminger, established the Edwin L. Heminger Memorial Lectureship in Business Ethics Endowment Fund as a memorial to their father. Edwin Heminger, a long-time businessman and civic leader, passed away in 2011.
During his long career in the news media, Edwin Heminger was the chair of the board of The Findlay Publishing Co. and a former publisher of The Courier, where he was the third generation to work at the newspaper. He was nationally respected for his service with newspaper associations, and he was active in the community where he served on many boards and helped found the Hancock Historical Museum. He was known for his fairness and integrity, as well as his compassion for people. This fund is designated to support the establishment of an annual lecture, dinner and related activities that promote the teaching of good business ethics in the College of Business at The University of Findlay.