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Business ethics expert to join Kansas State faculty

By The Mercury

A nationally known expert in business ethics education has been appointed to the Edgerley family chair in business administration at Kansas State University.

Diane Swanson, professor of management in the College of Business Administration, is chair of the ethics education initiative in the college. Her work has been cited by national media and she is a frequent guest speaker at national ethics forums and seminars.

“We are extremely gratified to appoint Dr. Swanson to this chair,” said Ali Malekzadeh, Edgerley family dean of the College of Business Administration.

“Her outstanding record of research at the national and international level has brought prominence to the college for years.”

As part of her duties, Swanson will work to develop the reputation of the college on a national level.

“Dr. Swanson has achieved a national reputation for her work enhancing ethics education in the College of Business Administration.

This appointment recognizes her outstanding achievements,” said April Mason, provost and senior vice president at Kansas State University.

Swanson’s work has helped the college earn a spot in the top 100 of the Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes for the past two ranking cycles.

Her appointment takes effect July 1.

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