Playing Fair and Winning: An Inside View on Ethics, Values and Integrity from the Lance Armstrong Case

August 27, 2013 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
McFarlin Auditorium
6405 Boaz Ln, Dallas, TX 75205

"In today's win at all cost culture, it is critical that the next generation of leaders whether athletes or not hear firsthand that competing fair with integrity is the only way to truly win. It is a thrill for me to be able to return to SMU and hopefully provide timely, interesting and important insights for students to support them in doing the right thing for the right reasons even when it is tough to do." ~ Travis Tygart

The Alpha Upsilon chapter of Delta Gamma and the Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility are proud to present one of TIME 100’s most influential people, Travis Tygart as the next Delta Gamma Lecturer in Values and Ethics. Tygart an SMU alumnus, lawyer, and the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that led the investigation of Lance Armstrong, will be lecturing about living out your values on August 27, 2013.

Tygart joins the list of prolific speakers to keynote the lecture. Barbara Bush, Mary Matlin, Ann Compton, Julie Andrews and Madeline Albright have all presented at SMU's Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values and Ethics.

Tygart became Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in September of 2007.  In his eleven years at USADA he has also served as the Director of Legal Affairs and as Senior Managing Director & General Counsel; prosecuting cases on behalf of clean athletes before the American Arbitration Association and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. 

As CEO, Tygart works closely with the USADA Board of Directors to carry out the organization’s mission of preserving the integrity of competition, inspiring true sport, and protecting the rights of U.S. athletes. Tygart was actively involved in drafting the USADA Protocol for Olympic Movement Testing, and as CEO he has injected a fresh passion and energy into the fight against doping, including reaching out to America’s Olympic Athletes and embracing them as part of the solution. 

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About the Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values and Ethics

In 1992, Lectureships in Values and Ethics, a Delta Gamma program sponsored by the Delta Gamma Foundation, was established by Dr. Paul Martin honoring his wife Dorothy Garrett Martin (Dotty), Eta-Akron in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. The initial home of the lectureship was Paul and Dotty’s alma mater and the site of Delta Gamma’s oldest active collegiate chapter, the University of Akron. Though Dorothy is deceased, the lectureships immortalized her selfless spirit and love for Delta Gamma. Today 14 campuses have established Lectureships in Values and Ethics, with 4 more in progress, and 2 others in the planning stages.  

These lectureships are always free of charge to collegians. University volunteers and employees, as well as, invited individuals in surrounding areas. The Delta Gamma Foundation has great pride in this unique program, which is a prime example of its mission “The Delta Gamma Foundation provides resources for educational growth and philanthropic service for all members.”

To read more about the Lectureship in Values and Ethics click here [pdf]
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