A gift from Deloitte, a leading professional services organization with more than 50,000 professionals in nearly 90 cities throughout the United States and in India, will be used to help establish the Notre Dame/Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, a new academic center at the Mendoza College of Business that will focus on advancing ethical leadership in business, including research, thought leadership and the dissemination of practical ethics related content to the business community in the United States as well as around the world.

In making the gift, Deloitte cited Mendoza’s vision statement, Ask More of Business™, of which a chief tenet is a challenge to dare to place individual integrity at the heart of every business decision. Barry Salzberg, chief executive officer, Deloitte LLP, noted Notre Dame’s long-standing reputation and eminence in the area of character ethics and its alignment with Deloitte’s deep-rooted commitment to ethics and integrity as a key factor in the decision to collaborate with Notre Dame on this venture. “Our collective and shared values around the importance of ethical leadership in business make this a natural partnership.”

Michael E. Zychinski, chief ethics and compliance officer, Deloitte LLP, commented: “We are delighted with our collaboration with Notre Dame to develop this new ethics center. Deloitte and Notre Dame share a common vision related to character ethics and leadership development. The center will contribute to the continued development of quality ethics initiatives in the Mendoza College of Business and make a positive impact on the business community.”