Banta Center for Ethical and Purposeful Leadership

About The Center

The Banta Center for Ethical and Purposeful Leadership is the University of Redlands forum for conversation, inquiry, and debate on ethical and purposeful leadership as the foundation for excellence in individual and organizational decision-making.

Banta Center Programs Overview

The integration of Ethics and Purposeful Leadership into the life of the University is the surest way to mold students to become successful leaders whose actions benefit their organization and society.

The Banta Center sponsors a Lecture Series that brings prominent scholars and professionals to campus to talk about issues related to ethics and leadership in the workplace.  

The Redlands Purposeful Leadership Conference Series examines contemporary issues related to ethical and purposeful leadership. 

The Banta Center recognizes and promotes achievement in ethics and leadership through the Walker Ethics Award, the Community Service Award, and the Student Purposeful Leadership Award.

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Center Resources

The Banta Center houses a number of important textbooks, casebooks, and resources related to Business Ethics, Law, Leadership, and Corporate Social Responsibility. These resources are located in the Banta Center's private library in Hornby Hall, Room 215. Much of our private collection is available to faculty, students, and guests for use according to our publication borrowing agreement.



Our Beginnings

The Banta Center was endowed in 2006 by David Banta ’63, founder of Banta Asset Management, LP, and his wife, Stephanie Beale Banta ’63. The Center is a testament to their compassionate and sensitive understanding of the role of ethics in contemporary business, as well as their commitment to fostering continued personal and professional growth at Redlands.