Rutland Institute for Ethics

2015 James F. Barker Ethics in Action Award Recipient

Scott spent 21 years in corporate marketing and brand strategy in both New York City and South Carolina, eventually serving as the Director of Communications  for the $3 billion Michelin consumer brand in the United States. In 2006, he decided to leave the corporate world and look for ways to help neglected and abused children who-  through  no fault of their own- are being set up for failure in American life. He was serving as the Vice Chair for A Child's Haven in Greenville at the time, and resigned his Board spot to take a staff  position for the agency...More


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“From its inception as a military institution, Clemson has been recognized widely for the strong sense of character developed in its graduates. The Rutland Ethics Across the Campus program complements and formalizes this long-standing Clemson commitment.”

~James F. Barker, FAIA - 14th President, Clemson University

James F. Barker Ethics in Action Award

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Video recap of the award ceremony


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Welcome to The Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson University. Our programs and activities are intended to benefit Clemson and its surrounding community. Campus activities focus on students, faculty and staff. Community programs are designed to reach the entire community, with special attention directed to the business, education and professional sectors. The principal academic partner of the Rutland Institute is the Clemson University Department of Philosophy & Religion.

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The Rutland Institute for Ethics helps Clemson students to develop ethical habits that lead to future success.

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The Rutland Institute for Ethics offers seminars that promote ethical habits and practices in professional environments.

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