The McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility was established to be a visible, dynamic expression of the commitment of King's College to form graduates who will champion the inherent dignity of every person and will mobilize their talents and skills to serve the common good. In the words of the College's founding president, King's seeks to teach students "not only how to make a living, but how to live"—in recognition that we are all on a journey much greater than a career.