WorldCom Whistle-blower to Speak at Homecoming

by University Relations

Cynthia Cooper, named TIME magazine’s 2002 Person of the Year along with two others, unraveled and publicized the WorldCom fraud, one of the largest in corporate history. She brought her insight to APU on Homecoming and Family Weekend. Her luncheon address, “Ethical Leadership for the 21st Century,” held Saturday, October 18, was sponsored by the LP and Timothy Leung School of Accounting and drew alumni and friends of APU.

Author of Extraordinary Circumstances (Wiley, 2009), Cooper offered invaluable advice to business leaders and all those impacted by them. “At a time when corporate dishonesty is dominating public attention, [this book] makes it clear that the tone set at the top is critical to fostering an ethical environment in the workplace,” said Cooper.

Cooper’s story reflects the vision of the ­­Leung School of Accounting, a premier Christian accounting school recognized as a thought leader on accounting character and competence.

Originally published in the Fall '14 issue of APU Life. Download the PDF or view all issues.