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February 25, 2000


 LA CROSSE, Wis.— With more than 80 years of combined expertise in the field of business and health care ethics, Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J., D.B.A. and William J. Byron, S.J., Ph.D. are the featured speakers this spring in the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership Lecture Series.
 Fr. Baumhart will present "Ethics in Business and Society" on Monday, April 10 and Fr. Byron will discuss "Old Ethical Principles in the New Corporate Culture" on Wednesday, April 12.

The talks, which are free and open to the public, are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Viterbo Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Reservations are not required. The series is sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership.

A former dean of business and president of Loyola University in Chicago, Fr. Baumhart is currently on leave of absence as Professor of Management at Loyola. He received a Doctorate of Business Administration degree from Harvard University and has served on numerous boards and councils, including the Council of Better Business Bureaus. Fr. Baumhart currently serves on the Board of Directors for Buehler Brothers, Inc. and Ceres Food Group. He has extensive healthcare experience having served as a member of the Commercial Club’s Health Care Center Task Force (1991-94), Director of the Catholic Health Alliance for Metropolitan Chicago (1988-93), and as Acting Vice President for Loyola Medical Center (1968-69). Fr. Baumhart is the author of the book An Honest Profit: What Businessmen Say About Ethics in Business, and co-author of Cases in Business Ethics.

Fr. Byron is a Distinguished Professor of Management at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and is Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Ethics. He specializes in business ethics and the social responsibility of business. His current research focuses on mid-career executive transitions. Fr. Byron has been president of two prestigious institutions of higher learning: The Catholic University of America and the University of Scranton. He has served on the Board of Commissioners for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and is the Founding Director and Past Chair of Bread for the World. His publications include Finding Work Without Losing Heart, Quadrangle Considerations, Answers From Within: Spiritual Guidelines for Managing Setbacks in Work and Life, and The Causes of World Hunger.

Frs. Baumhart and Byron are the final speakers in the 1999-00 D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership Lecture Series. The series was named in honor of the late businessman and entrepreneur, D.B. Reinhart, a philanthropist and mentor who espoused the ideals of ethical leadership.

For more information, contact the Viterbo College Office of the President at 796-3001.

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