The Department of Management Executive-in-Residence Program was initiated and endowed in honor of John A. Hauser by his family. Mr. Hauser, a philanthropist and business leader in Adams County, not only served on the board of trustees for Gettysburg College, but also contributed generously to the college in the form of many gifts. The focus of the Hauser Executive-in-Residence Program is business ethics and business morality in recognition of John Hauser’s strong passion for these aspects of business.
The Management Department hosted lectures in previous academic years
During the academic year 2017-2018, the Department of Management invited Dr. Tae Wan Kim, Assistant Professor of Business Ethics at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University to campus to give a lecture, “Ethics is the New Black.”
In 2018-2019 the Department of Management hosted “A Panel Discussion on Business Ethics: Perspectives from Local Business Owners” with local business owners Monica Oss, Ruger Lund, and Timbrel Wallace.
2019-2020, the Department of Management presented Dr. Edward Freeman, Elis and Signe Olsson professor, University of Virginia Darden School of Business who gave a lecture titled “Responsible Business: Capitalism in the 21st Century”.
In 2021-2022 the Department of Management hosted Troy Datcher, a Gettysburg College alum and a member of the board of trustees. He shared his work experience “Doing the right thing in pursuit of Doing great work”. Troy Datcher is the Chief Executive Officer of The Parent Company, California’s leading vertically integrated cannabis company. Troy joined the company in early August 2021, sharing in its dedication to disrupt a sector that has disproportionately impacted communities of color. As the company’s face and leader, Troy brings a passion for elevating diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts to the forefront of the industry while also focusing on The Parent Company’s exponential growth and continued leadership in the cannabis market.
In 2021 he was named to Modern Sale’s Top 100 Global Sales Leader list and is a two time Ebony Magazine Power 100 honoree (2015 and 2020). Troy was also recognized by Savoy Magazine as one of the top 100 Black Executives three consecutive years.
For 2022-2023, the department invited Ronald Shapiro, an attorney, sports agent, bestselling author and civic leader, to discuss “Negotiating Ethically but Effectively.
In addition to the Hauser Executive-in-Residence program, an award was established by the family of Mr. Hauser in his memory: the John A. Hauser Meritorious Prize in Business. Every year in the fall, the Department of Management faculty choose a senior to receive this award based on excellence in academic studies and campus leadership, while demonstrating good character and concern for high moral standards. This year on Fall Honor’s Day, the award will go to Grace Hurwitz, a senior in the Management Department.
Past and Present Recipients of the John A. Hauser Meritorious Prize in Business: