WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Intercollegiate Studies Institute's Board of Trustees has announced that Charles L. Copeland will succeed Christopher Long as ISI's president in November.
ISI Chairman of the Board Alfred S. Regnery said: "The Board unanimously selected Charlie Copeland to be ISI's next president. As a business leader, political leader, and philanthropist, Charlie has been a powerful advocate for the principles at the heart of ISI's mission. For several years he has been an important part of ISI's leadership as a member of the Board's Executive Committee. Charlie is the ideal person to take the helm after Chris Long's very successful tenure."
Charlie Copeland is a prominent community leader in ISI's home state of Delaware. With a BS and an MBA from Duke University, Charlie began his career with the DuPont Company and since 1994 has been president of Associates International Inc. From 2002 through 2008 he served as a Delaware state senator and as senate minority leader, emerging as a leading voice for education reform, government accountability, and criminal justice reform. Charlie serves as board chair of the Longwood Foundation, a philanthropic organization founded by Pierre S. du Pont in 1937. He also cofounded and serves as president of the board of the Challenge Program, a nonprofit organization that trains at-risk youth in construction skills, and he is vice president of the board of the Mt. Cuba Center.
Chris Long became president of ISI in April 2011. "Chris has done an exceptional job leading ISI," Regnery said. "In my decades involved with ISI, I have never seen the organization in a better position, programmatically or financially."
Chris Long commented: "It was not an easy decision to step aside from ISI's presidency. But ISI is on strong footing thanks to the incredible work of the team and the support of the Institute's many friends. I return to the financial services field knowing that ISI will be in the capable hands of Charlie Copeland. I have known Charlie for twenty years and wholeheartedly endorse the Board's decision to name him ISI's next president."
Charlie Copeland said: "I am humbled by the Board's offer to become the seventh president in ISI's more than sixty-year history. From the days of its first president, William F. Buckley Jr., to its current president, my friend and colleague Chris Long, ISI has done indispensable work grounding future leaders in the principles that have made America free and prosperous. I am extremely excited by the opportunity to help build on the impressive work Chris and the whole ISI team are doing."
Copeland will become president on November 1. Long will continue to serve ISI as a trustee.
About the Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Founded in 1953, ISI works "to educate for liberty"—inspiring college students to discover, embrace, and advance the principles and virtues that make America free and prosperous.
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