Farewell, Fearless Leader!

May 29, 2013

After an impactful eight years leading the launch and meteoric growth of CESR, Executive Director Donna Sockell has decided to move on from Leeds this summer, but she leaves behind a remarkable legacy. Donna has been a passionate advocate for the integration of ethics and social responsibility into the curriculum...

CESR Participates in Invitation-Only “Partners in Business Ethics” Conference

Dec. 17, 2012

CESR’s Executive Director Donna Sockell and Michael Leeds recently attended the “Partners in Business Ethics” 3rd Annual Conference hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Business. The conference was put on by U of I’s counterpart to CESR, the Center for Professional Responsibility, and an evening and...

Social Entrepreneurship Speaker speaks at CESR

CESR Hosts Social Entrepreneurship Speaker

Dec. 10, 2012

Former Goldman Sachs partner Connie K. Duckworth transformed herself from an investment banker to a social entrepreneur who invests in human potential. Her organization, ARZU, means “hope” in Dari and empowers destitute women weavers in rural Afghanistan. As pro bono Chairman and CEO, Connie has transformed ARZU from 30 weavers...


Top Traits CEOs Look for in Employees

Dec. 4, 2012

According to the 2012 Global IBM CEO Study of 1,700 CEOs Worldwide, CEOs are trying to attract and develop certain employee traits at their companies. According to the study, CEOs desire above all, leaders with strong ethics and values. “How affirming it is to know that what we believe our...

CESR Stampede Week

CESR@Leeds Stampede Week!

Nov. 28, 2012

The Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) is excited to present CESR Stampede: A Week of Driving Values in Business, April 15 – 19, 2013. The week-long conference will include: class visits, panels, speakers, a case competition and project showcase, all with the focus of values exploration, networking with...


Donor Profile: Rich Hoops

Oct. 15, 2012

Rich Hoops is a CESR board member and active contributor to CESR programs and classes. He believes that encouraging and investing in tomorrow’s business leaders can have a substantial impact on societies as a whole. “Our current culture seems to raise the status of ‘Social Entrepreneurs’ or ‘Teach for America’...

Leeds Graduate Sets Off on Trek to Promote Microfinance

2012 Leeds Graduate Embarks on Adventure with Thrive

Oct. 14, 2012

Terrence Rouda graduated from Leeds in Spring 2012 with an emphasis in Accounting and a certificate in Real Estate. Terrence took Catherine Milburn’s class, Business Solutions for the Developing World, last spring and continues to pursue his passion for social responsibility through an internship with a multinational economic development organization...


CESR’s Francy Milner Receives Award

Oct. 11, 2012

CESR is proud to announce that faculty member Francy Milnerhas been awarded the Outreach and Engagement Award for her project on Gender Equity in Clean Energy Development of the Navajo Nation, directed by professors in the Business, Law, and Theatre departments. Francy’s project was one of two selected from 71...


Net Impact Survey Gives Leeds Excellent Ratings

Sept. 4, 2012

Leeds received superb ratings in Net Impact’s Business as UNusual guide, one of the leading MBA ratings surveys. The information in Business as UNusua l : The Student Guide to Graduate Programs 2012 is based on the results of an in-depth survey of over 3000 student Net Impact members reviewing...

Liz Stapp

CESR Presents at COLTT Conference

Sept. 3, 2012

CESR Presents at COLTT Conference The 15th Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) Conference was held in early August and offered the latest innovations and current research in learning and teaching with technology. Two CESR instructors, Liz Stapp and Lorna Christoff, presented the top three technological tools for educators,...