Endowment for Ethical Leadership Established at SPU in Honor of Former Alaska Airlines CEO

Seattle Pacific University is pleased to announce the establishment of the Bruce R. Kennedy Endowment for Ethical Business Leadership. SPU's Senior Gift Officer Kristi Nelson worked with Karleen Kennedy to establish this endowment to honor the legacy of Karleen's late husband, Bruce R. Kennedy. In personal and public life, Bruce was committed to upholding the truth of the Christian gospel and living by it. He was held in high regard for his commitment to integrity and ethical business leadership, both by those under his leadership and those who observed it. Bruce was awarded honorary doctorates by both Seattle Pacific University and his alma mater, the University of Alaska. This endowment will provide funding to SPU’s Center for Integrity in Business for the purpose of hosting visiting scholars at the University. The scholars will spend time on campus interacting with students, faculty, and the surrounding business community.

Posted: Wednesday, June 23, 2010