Greenville-based Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) has named Delaware State Republican Party Chairman Charles L. “Charlie” Copeland as its new president. Copeland will succeed Christopher Long, who leaves the post for a role with Glenmede Trust.
The Duke-educated Copeland currently serves on the board of directors and executive committee of ISI, a nonprofit that supports the spread of conservative ideas on American college campuses. He was a state senator from 2002 to 2008 and is president of Associates International Inc., a printing and direct marketing firm in Wilmington.
ISI Chairman of the Board Alfred S. Regnery said: “The Board unanimously selected Charlie Copeland to be the next president of ISI. In both the private sector and public service, Charlie has established himself as a powerful and effective advocate for the principles at the heart of ISI’s mission. As secretary-treasurer and as a member of the Board’s Executive Committee for the past several years, he has been an important part of ISI’s leadership, working closely with Chris Long. Charlie is the ideal person to take the helm at ISI after Chris’s very successful tenure as president.”
Copeland also serves as board chair of the Longwood Foundation, which has made more than $2 billion in grants to nonprofits since Pierre S. du Pont founded it in 1937. He is cofounder and president of the board of the Challenge Program, a nonprofit organization that trains at-risk youth in construction skills, and vice president of the board of the Mt. Cuba Center, which has protected more than 2,500 acres of open space in the Brandywine Valley.