State Board Report

April 2012

The NASBA Center for the Public Trust has launched four new student chapters in the past six months:

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • Ohio University, Athens, OH

The chapters provide an interactive forum on ethics, while creating opportunities for students to network with the business community and develop professional leadership skills. Business Executives are brought to campuses to share real-life experiences and discuss ethical challenges. The chapters are open across all majors, although at this time about 80 percent of the members are either accounting or finance majors. Amy Walters, manager of programs for the CPT, estimates these new chapters will add more than 150 new student members to the SCPT.

Membership activities include regular special events, community service, the Student Leadership Conference, “Campus Being a Difference Award,” and the “Ethics in Action” student video competition. The video competition was open to all college students, and students from across the nation registered. Winners were announced April 10, 2012. See the Student CPT website.

Building on the success of last year’s Student Leadership Conference, this year the CPT will hold the Student Leadership Conference in conjunction with NASBA’s Eastern Regional Meeting, in Philadelphia. Two student representatives from each established chapter and prospective chapters will attend. This year’s attendance is expected to be almost double last year’s.

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