Lamar Community College’s (LCC) new Director of Residence Living and Student Life was recently named to the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) College of Business’ Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative (DFEI) Collegiate Program.

Andres “AJ” Arrendondo Jr. is one of 16 faculty and staff members appointed as “Ethics Champions” from various four- and two-year colleges in the Southern Colorado Ethics Consortium (SCEC) for the 2021-22 academic year. Arrendondo and other Ethics Champions will work to expand principle-based ethics education throughout their campuses and regional communities. The appointees work collaboratively with the DFEI at UCCS to share resources and initiatives with educators throughout southern Colorado.

“I am honored to serve LCC as an Ethics Champion and I am excited to share my experiences with our staff and students,” Arrendondo said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues from the Southern Colorado Ethics Consortium to develop transformational new ways to bring effective ethics practices to our campuses across Southern Colorado!”

LCC President Dr. Linda Lujan said Arrendondo is an excellent choice for the position, and she looks forward to the progress that he and his fellow Ethics Champions will make for higher education institutions in the state.

“Embedding ethics principles into our programs is something that Lamar Community College has always been committed to, and we strive to continue to improve in this area,” Lujan said. “I admire AJ’s integrity on a personal and professional level, so I think he’s the perfect fit to help us stay on the right path toward the highest ethical standards in our institution.”

About Lamar Community College: Founded in 1937, Lamar Community College (LCC) is a learner-centered, open enrollment, two-year post-secondary institution serving approximately 1,000 students annually. As part of the Colorado Community College System, LCC is located on the golden plains of southeastern Colorado. LCC is focused on the educational needs of Prowers, Baca, Kiowa, and Cheyenne Counties. Yet its unique programs, NJCAA/NIRA athletics, small class sizes, dedicated staff, innovative spirit, and idyllic setting also make it a destination college for students of all ages from across Colorado, the nation, and the world. For more information about LCC visit www.lamarcc.edu.

About the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS College of Business
The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS College of Business is a resource for principle-based ethics education, serving students, educators and business community. The UCCS College of Business is one of eight original participating schools in the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program that now includes twelve participating schools. The DFEI supports the Southern Colorado Education Consortium (SCEC) for nine higher education institutions in the southern half of the state. In 2016, the DFEI Collegiate Program at UCCS launched an Ethics Champion pilot program to expand best practices in ethics education. Each participating school has educators serving as Ethics Champions on their campus to expand principle-based ethics education and resources throughout southern Colorado. The program has since expanded to include a large variety of events and programs for educators, students and business members throughout southern Colorado. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu/businessethics.

About the UCCS College of Business
The UCCS College of Business was established in 1965 and has more than 1,300 undergraduates and 350 MBA and distance MBA students. The College of Business and Administration awards the Bachelor of Science in Business and Bachelor of Innovation degrees. The Graduate School of Business Administration awards the Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Accounting and Executive Doctor of Business Administration degrees. More than 10,000 alumni of the College of Business live and work around the world. For more information, visit uccs.edu/business.

About UCCS
The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, is one of the fastest growing universities in Colorado. The university offers 46 bachelor’s degrees, 22 master’s and five doctoral degrees. UCCS enrolls about 12,400 students annually and another 3,300 in online programs. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu.