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Doug and Julie Rock

Doug and Julie Rock 2005 Gateway Library Read Poster Project

Doug and Julie Rock established the Rock Ethics Institute with a A $5 million gift to Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts and Department of Philosophy in 2001.

Doug Rock, a 1968 Penn State psychology graduate, is president, chief executive officer, and chairman of Houston-based Smith International, a worldwide supplier of products and services used to drill oil and gas wells. He also is a director and former chairman of the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association and a director of Viad Corp.

As a business executive, Doug Rock has long been concerned about the ethical dilemmas that face today's college graduates, as demonstrated by the ethics hotline established at Smith International. "Today, technology sprints around the track of progress while humanity gasps to keep pace," says Rock. "In tomorrow's world, humanity must win this race. The stakes are high. Penn State has the right people to lead the charge."

Image: Julie and Doug Rock
2005 Gateway Library Read Poster Project