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Clemson Announces New Director of Rutland Institute for Ethics

Mar 28, 2018 03:33PM ● By Kathleen Maris

William C. McCoy of Dekalb, Ill., has joined Clemson University as director of the Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics.

“After a national search, I am very excited that Bill McCoy has joined our Clemson family, and I have no doubt that his leadership and passion for ethics will benefit the Rutland Institute for Ethics as it moves forward,” said John Griffin, Clemson’s associate provost and dean of Undergraduate Studies.

McCoy will oversee the institute’s operations and collaborate with partners in academia and the private sector, encouraging ethics discussion on campus, in business, and in the community. He also will strategize ways to make the institute fiscally self-reliant and increase individual, corporate, and community partnerships to realize this vision. His responsibilities include personnel and budget management, program development, outreach, assessment, and aligning the institute with goals of the university and its ClemsonForward strategic plan.

“I look forward to increasing awareness of the institute throughout the university and the region, as well as strengthening the foundation of the institute itself,” McCoy said. “The institute will push ethical decision-making to the forefront of Clemson Tiger education, and I look forward to working with all faculty, students, and staff members to make that happen.”

Previously, McCoy was director of ethics education and diversity initiatives for the College of Business at Northern Illinois University (NIU). He advised a student ethics organization and served as chair of the Interdepartmental Faculty for Ethics Committee and the BELIEF (Building Ethical Leaders using an Integrated Ethics Framework) corporate advisory board. He also served as liaison between the College of Business and NIU’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.