Grants allow additions to Catholic U. faculty

The Catholic University in Washington's School of Business and Economics has received a commitment of $3 million to hire four additional faculty to teach management and share a common focus in research on the integration of Catholic social doctrine within business professions.

The commitments include: $1.75 million from the Charles Koch Foundation; $500,000 from the Busch Family Foundation; and $250,000 each from Sean Fieler, Frank Hanna and Michael Millette - all members of the business school's board of visitors.

"This new $3 million grant puts our school far along the path of creating a cadre of faculty dedicated to research exploring how we can make business and economics more humane," said Andrew Abela, dean of the school. "That's not only the vision for our school; it's also a moral imperative that Pope Francis has been championing with great passion."

The new faculty may be hired as early as fall 2015.

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