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President
Charles Copeland

Charles L. Copeland

President

Charlie Copeland is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He holds a BS and an MBA from Duke University. Prior to becoming ISI’s President, he served for six years on the Institute’s Board of Trustees, including three years as Secretary-Treasurer. Mr. Copeland spent more than two decades as President of Associates International Inc., growing the company from a nine-person operation into an internationally recognized direct marketing firm. He began his career with the DuPont Company.

Mr. Copeland is a prominent community leader in ISI’s home state of Delaware. From 2002 through 2008 he served as a Delaware State Senator, rising to the position of Senate Minority Leader. During his service, he emerged as a leading voice for government accountability, education reform, and criminal justice reform. Mr. Copeland 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 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 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.

Mr. Copeland lives in Wilmington with his wife, two children, and three dogs.

Senior Vice President, Educational Program
Jeffrey Nelson

Senior Vice President, Educational Program

Jeff Nelson is Senior Vice President, Educational Program, for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), in which capacity he serves as the Institute’s Chief Academic Officer. He holds a B.A. from the University of Detroit, a M.A.R. from Yale University Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He first joined ISI in 1991 and served for more than a decade as editor of the Intercollegiate Review and as founding editor and publisher of the Institute's press, ISI Books. Prior to returning to ISI in 2009, he was president of the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts and served on ISI's board of trustees. Dr. Nelson is co-founder and vice chairman of the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal and treasurer of the Edmund Burke Society of America. He is the editor of several books, including Redeeming the Time by Russell Kirk, American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia, Perfect Sowing: Reflections of a Bookman by Henry Regnery, and Remembered Past by John Lukacs.

Vice President, Publications and Editor in Chief, ISI Books
Jed Donahue

Jed Donahue

Vice President, Publications and Editor in Chief, ISI Books

Jed Donahue is Vice President of Publications for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and Editor in Chief of ISI Books. He is a graduate of Georgetown University. Prior to joining ISI in 2008, he served as senior editor at Random House's Crown Forum division and as an editor at Regnery Publishing. He began his career working for syndicated columnist George F. Will. Mr. Donahue serves on the board of directors of First State Montessori Academy, a charter school in Wilmington, Delaware. He lives in Wilmington with his wife and two children.

Vice President, Operations
Paul Rhein

Paul Rhein

Vice President, Operations

Paul Rhein is the Vice President of Operations at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He graduated with a degree in economics from the University of Detroit Mercy and completed graduate work in distance education technology at the University of Maryland. A former Coast Guard volunteer, he is active in his parish and in the Delaware Saengerbund, the area's German historical society. Mr. Rhein lives in Northern Delaware, with his wife and children.

Chief Financial Officer
William Davis

William Davis

Chief Financial Officer

William Davis is the Chief Financial Officer for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Prior to joining ISI, he worked for a top 25 CPA Firm specializing in nonprofit audit, advisory and tax services. He is a graduate of Wilmington University and is a current member of the Delaware Society of CPA's.

Vice President of Programs
Joshua Owens

Vice President of Programs

Josh Owens is Vice President of Programs for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He holds an MA in history from Liberty University, an advanced graduate certificate in education policy from the University of Massachusetts, and a BS in business administration and religion from Cairn University. Prior to joining ISI, he served as the manager of online curriculum and academic programs at the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, and as the associate director for university strategic planning and assessment at Liberty University. He lives with his wife and two children in Hockessin, Delaware.

Major Gifts Coordinator
Claire Aguda

Major Gifts Coordinator

Claire Aguda is the Major Gifts Coordinator for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Claire received her BA in English literature and international affairs and her MS in sociocultural and international development education studies from Florida State University. During her studies, she had the opportunity to study abroad in London as well as intern at the James Madison Institute. She worked as an academic advisor at Florida State University and is an alumna of the John Jay Institute fellowship in Philadelphia. A native to New Orleans, Louisiana, and Winter Springs, Florida, she currently resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Senior Development Officer
Brent Alderman Sterste

Brent Alderman Sterste

Senior Development Officer

Brent Alderman Sterste is a Senior Development Officer for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.  He received a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a master of divinity degree from Harvard.  Prior to joining ISI, Brent spent nearly 10 years in Advancement at Amherst, serving most recently as Executive Director of Leadership Giving.  He lives in Warwick, Massachusetts with his wife, four children, and assorted pets and livestock.

Associate Regional Director, Student Programs and Outreach
Audra Ball

Associate Regional Director, Student Programs and Outreach

Audra Ball is Associate Regional Director of Student Programs and Outreach for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Audra received her BS in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. During college, she interned with two Colorado representatives and got to spend her last semester in Washington, D.C., interning for the Heritage Foundation. She graduated in May 2016 magna cum laude. She enjoys hiking Colorado’s “14ers” with family and taking long drives through the mountains.

Seminar Program Manager
Emily Corwin

Emily Corwin

Seminar Program Manager

Emily Corwin is the Seminar Program Manager for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and also organizes the colloquia program that is co-sponsored with Liberty Fund Inc. She received her BA in political science from Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, New Hampshire and went on to earn her MA in political science from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She lives and works in New Hampshire with her husband, Tim, and their four children.

Digital Media Editor
Joseph Cunningham

Digital Media Editor

Joseph Cunningham is the Digital Media Editor at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He graduated with a B.A. in English and German from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Before coming to ISI, he worked as a copy writer and marketing assistant for Hyperdo Media and Ascension Press. Joseph lives in the beautiful borough of West Chester, PA.

Associate Vice President
Tom Cusmano

Tom Cusmano

Associate Vice President

Tom Cusmano is an Associate Vice President for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Glassboro State College. Prior to joining ISI in 2009, Mr. Cusmano spent twenty years in professional development positions, serving most recently as the Estate and Gift Planning Director for the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales in Wilmington, Delaware. He resides in Chester County, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children.

Mr. Bishop Davidson
Bishop Davidson
Associate Regional Director, Student Programs and Outreach
Mr. Bishop Davidson

Bishop Davidson

Associate Regional Director, Student Programs and Outreach

Senior Development Associate
Morgan Furore

Morgan Furore

Senior Development Associate

Morgan Furore is a Senior Development Associate for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. She earned a BA in liberal arts from Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, CA, where she served the student body as a senior prefect. A native of Suttons Bay, MI, Morgan was active in her community as a grant writer for the Youth Advisory Council and conducted research on the Great Lakes as an intern with the Inland Seas Education Association. Morgan currently lives in West Chester, PA.

Director of Events
Tara Gallardy

Tara Gallardy

Director of Events

Tara Gallardy is Director of Events for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. She graduated with a degree in communications from Shippensburg University. Prior to joining ISI, Tara was Director of the Neighborhood Networks Center at an independent living facility in her hometown of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. She and her husband, Ben, reside in Nottingham, Pennsylvania, with their son.

Systems Administrator
Stephen Gestwicki

Stephen Gestwicki

Systems Administrator

Stephen Gestwicki is Systems Administrator at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He holds associate degrees in computer engineering and computer network engineering from Delaware Technical and Community College. Stephen and his wife live in Newark, Delaware.

Prospect Research and Donor Records Associate
Patti Hubbard

Prospect Research and Donor Records Associate

Patti Hubbard is the Constituent Services Representative for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Prior to joining ISI, she was a Senior Records Specialist with the University of Delaware, where she developed an extensive data-integrity background. She lives in Middletown, DE, with her son and their recently rescued Silky Terrier.

 

Associate Director of External Relations
Jacob Lane

Associate Director of External Relations

Jacob Lane is Associate Director of External Relations for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Jacob attended DePauw University for his undergraduate studies and completed his graduate coursework in Journalism at Ball State University. While at Ball State, he served as Editor in Chief of The Phoenix and as a graduate assistant for the Department of Journalism. Jacob has been involved in Indiana politics since his days as an undergrad and briefly worked for both the Indiana House Republican Caucus and the Indiana Republican State Committee before deciding to attend graduate school. A native of Illinois, Jacob currently lives in Newark, Delaware.  

Development Associate
Ms. Kelly Leahy

Kelly Anne Leahy

Development Associate

Kelly Anne Leahy is a Development Associate for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.  She received a BA in humanities and classical studies from Villanova University.  Shortly after graduating, she travelled to Kolkata, India to do service work and discovered her passion for philanthropy.  Kelly Anne continued her studies in politics and philosophy as a Wilbur Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in Mecosta, Michigan.  She was raised in Westfield, New Jersey, and currently resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Receptionist
Ms. Cynthia Martin

Cynthia Martin

Receptionist

Cynthia Martin is the afternoon receptionist for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Prior to joining ISI, she was the administrative assistant in the Wilmington Legal Department for ACE USA. In addition to supporting an associate general counsel and five assistant general counsels, she also managed their off-panel law firms for North American Claims. Cynthia has volunteered with the local Brandywine Zoo and animal rescue and also loves spending time with her family.

Associate Regional Director, Student Programs and Outreach
Mr. Thomas Pack

Thomas Pack

Associate Regional Director, Student Programs and Outreach

Thomas Pack is Regional Programs Associate for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He received his BA from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, and he also spent a year at the school’s second campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Thomas worked for three years as a resident assistant at St. John’s, where he helped supervise and counsel dormitory students. He participated in the Political Studies Fellowship with the Hertog Foundation and the Publius Fellowship with the Claremont Institute. A native of Chevy Chase, Maryland, Thomas now lives in Wilmington, Delaware.

Director of External Relations
Matthew Petersen

Director of External Relations

Matt Petersen is Director of External Relations for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Prior to joining ISI, he worked in local government and performance improvement for a Baldrige Award-winning organization. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Matt holds a B.A. in English from Texas Christian University and an M.P.P. in International Relations and Economics from Pepperdine University.

Receptionist
Raquel Roberts

Receptionist

Raquel Roberts serves as the receptionist at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Delaware and a Masters in Elementary Education from Cabrini College. She has been an active volunteer for various local charities and organizations, as well as her church and her children’s school.  Prior to her volunteer work, Raquel was a legal secretary for several law firms in the area. She is a native of New Jersey and now resides in Delaware with her three children.

Managing Editor
Anthony Sacramone

Anthony Sacramone

Managing Editor

Anthony Sacramone is Managing Editor for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. A University Honors Scholar graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, he has 20 years of publishing experience, having held numerous editorial titles for a wide variety of consumer magazines, websites, and journals, including Biography, Discover, Men's Fitness, the HistoryChannel.com, Beliefnet.com, First Things, and Commentary. He and his wife, Denise, a teacher, live in Wilmington, Delaware.

Events Assistant
Allyssa Schulz

Events Assistant

Allyssa Schulz is the Events Assistant at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. A Delaware native, she graduated with a BS in Hospitality Industry Management from the University of Delaware. Before coming to ISI, she worked in the hotel industry for several years. Allyssa currently lives in Newark, DE.

Board of Trustees

Chairman
Alfred Regnery

Former Publisher, The American Spectator

Alfred S. Regnery has served on the ISI board since 2002. He is the former publisher of The American Spectator, a monthly journal of politics and culture. Previously he was the president and publisher of Regnery Publishing, Inc., the firm founded in 1947 by his father, Henry Regnery, who was formerly Chairman of the ISI Board. Mr. Regnery served in the Department of Justice during the Reagan Administration, as counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee and has practiced law in Washington and in the Midwest. He is a graduate of Beloit College and the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Patricia Herbold
Patricia Herbold
Vice Chairman
Patricia Herbold

Secretary-Treasurer
Thomas Lynch

Senior Managing Director, Mill Road Capital

Thomas Lynch is the Founder and Senior Managing Director of Mill Road Capital. Prior to Mill Road Capital he was Founder and Senior Managing Director of Lazard Capital Partners; Managing Director at the Blackstone Group, where he was the first investment professional hired to work exclusively in the private equity group; and a Consultant and Project Manager for the Monitor Company, a management consulting firm founded by Michael Porter. Mr. Lynch began his career as an advertising executive at the Interpublic Group of Companies.

Mr. Lynch is also Chairman of the Board of Rubio’s Restaurants Inc. and a member of the Board of Directors of Vision7 International Ulc (formerly known as Cossette Inc.) and Panera Bread Co. He has also served on numerous private and not-for-profit boards. He earned a BA (with honors) in political economy and philosophy from Williams College, an MPhil in politics from Oxford University (graduating first in his class), and an MBA from Stanford University.

Trustee
Michael Abraham

Michael Abraham

Michael Abraham is founder and CEO of a privately held venture capital and direct investment company. Previously, he was vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Financial Sponsors Group and spent several years on Capitol Hill at the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. He holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina and a BA in philosophy and economics from the University of Michigan.

Trustee
Richard Allen

Richard V. Allen

Reagan National Security Advisor

Richard V. Allen is an international business consultant in Washington, D.C., and Senior Counselor to APCO Worldwide, Washington. He is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford University, and is a Member of the Advisory Board, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Washington; a Member of the Board of Trustees of The Intercollegiate Studies Institute; a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations; a Member of the Advisory Board, The Nixon Center, Washington; an Honorary Fellow in Politics and Fellow of St. Margaret's College at The University of Otago, New Zealand; and Co-Chair of The U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea. From 2001-2007, he was a Member of the Defense Policy Board, Department of Defense, which advises the U. S. Secretary of Defense.

During the first year of the Reagan Administration he served as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) and was Mr. Reagan's Chief Foreign Policy Advisor from 1977 to 1980. He was Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States and Deputy Executive Director of the Council on International Economic Policy, The White House. In 1968 he was Chief Foreign Policy Coordinator for the campaign of Richard Nixon, and was appointed by the President as Senior Staff member of the National Security Council.

Mr. Allen holds BA and MA degrees from the University of Notre Dame, and studied at the Universities of Freiburg and Munich in Germany. He has received honorary doctorates from Pepperdine University, Hanover University, and Korea University. He was Senior Policy Advisor to the 1976, 1980, and 1984 Republican Platform Committees, and directed the International Cooperation Fund's 1984 and 1988 political convention activities. He has been a member of the Republican National Committee's Advisory Council on National Security and International Affairs, as well as Chairman of its Subcommittee on Intelligence. He has published numerous books and articles including National Security: Political, Military and Economic Strategies in the Decade Ahead (1963); East-West Trade: Its Strategic Implications (1964); Peace or Peaceful Coexistence? (1966); Democracy and Communism: Theory and Action (1967); The Yearbook on International Communist Affairs (1969); and other policy writings appearing in national and international newspapers, journals and national magazines. His major areas of interest include national security and foreign policy, trans-Atlantic relations, Asia, international trade and economic policy.

He is a frequent commentator and panelist on national network public policy programs in this country and abroad, and lectures widely at academic and civic institutions and events. He and his wife, Patricia Mason Allen, have seven children and twenty-two grandchildren. They live in Denver, Colorado and The Gibbston Valley near Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand.

Trustee
Larry Arnn

Larry Arnn

President, Hillsdale College

Larry Arnn is President of Hillsdale College. Dr. Arnn is on the board of directors of The Heritage Foundation, the Henry Salvatori Center of Claremont McKenna College and The Claremont Institute. Dr. Arnn is also a professor of politics and history at Hillsdale. He teaches courses on Aristotle, Winston Churchill and the American Constitution. Arnn was an ISI Weaver Fellow at Claremont Graduate School.

Trustee
Linda Bean

Linda Bean

Linda Bean is president of Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine, LLC. A successful entrepreneur, she founded one of the largest Maine lobster empires and has worked as a real estate broker and a newspaper editor and publisher. She is the ancestral daughter of five Mayflower Pilgrims, and her grandfather founded L.L. Bean, Inc., with a $500 loan. More than a century later, L.L. Bean is a billion-dollar business that is still owned by the Bean family. Ms. Bean is a prominent Maine political activist, and she ran as a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1988 and 1992. She is a graduate of Antioch college.

Gilbert Collins
Gilbert I. Collins
Trustee
Gilbert Collins

President
Charles Copeland

Charles L. Copeland

President

Charlie Copeland is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He holds a BS and an MBA from Duke University. Prior to becoming ISI’s President, he served for six years on the Institute’s Board of Trustees, including three years as Secretary-Treasurer. Mr. Copeland spent more than two decades as President of Associates International Inc., growing the company from a nine-person operation into an internationally recognized direct marketing firm. He began his career with the DuPont Company.

Mr. Copeland is a prominent community leader in ISI’s home state of Delaware. From 2002 through 2008 he served as a Delaware State Senator, rising to the position of Senate Minority Leader. During his service, he emerged as a leading voice for government accountability, education reform, and criminal justice reform. Mr. Copeland 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 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 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.

Mr. Copeland lives in Wilmington with his wife, two children, and three dogs.

Former Chairman
Edwin Feulner Jr.

Edwin J. Feulner Jr.

Founder, The Heritage Foundation

Edwin J. Feulner is Former Chairman of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and Former President of the Heritage Foundation, Washington’s leading public policy organization. In 1989 President Reagan conferred the Presidential Citizens Medal on him as "a leader of the conservative movement."

Dr. Feulner was a consultant for Domestic Policy to President Reagan and a member of the President’s Commission on White House Fellows. He has also served as the Executive Director of the Republican Study Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives; United States Representative to the United Nations Second Special Session on Disarmament (with the rank of Ambassador) where he delivered the final United States address to the General Assembly; and also served on the Executive Committee of the Presidential Transition during the transition from the Carter administration to the Reagan administration.

He currently serves as Treasurer and Trustee of The Mont Pelerin Society; Member of the Board of the National Chamber Foundation; member of the Board of Visitors of George Mason University; a Trustee of the Acton Institute and the International Republican Institute. Dr. Feulner has also received degrees and honorary degrees from universities all over the world including Pepperdine University, and University of Edinburgh, where he received his Ph.D. He is the author of five books, has contributed to ten others, and has a weekly column that appears in major newspapers nationwide.

Trustee
Michael Gleba

Trustee

Michael W. Gleba is President, Treasurer and Trustee of the Sarah Scaife Foundation and of The Carthage Foundation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Foundations, Mr. Gleba was a lawyer, practicing first with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP in Pittsburgh and then with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Pittsburgh and Jakarta, Indonesia. His practice areas involved various aspects of corporate law. Mr. Gleba received his JD cum laude and MBA with high honors from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and his BS in Industrial Management with University Honors from Carnegie Mellon University, also in Pittsburgh.

Mr. Gleba is: Chair of the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives (Harrisburg, PA); a member of the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University; a member of the Board of Directors of the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy (Pittsburgh, PA), the Competitive Enterprise Institute (Washington, D.C.), and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh; Co-Chair of the International Organizations Subcommittee of the International and National Security Law Practice Group of the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies (Washington, D.C.); a member of the Advisory Board for the National Center for Policy Analysis (Dallas, TX); and chairman of the Council of Advisors of Saint Vincent College’s Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government (Latrobe, PA).

Trustee
Christopher Long

Christopher Long

Trustee

Christopher Long is Vice President with the Glenmede Trust Company. Before returning to the financial services field, he spent five and a half years as ISI’s President and Chief Executive Officer. He has also served as Managing Director of a global investment bank and asset management firm, as Chief Executive Officer and co-owner of hedge fund advisor Endowment Capital Group LP, and Chief Operating Officer of Friess Associates LLC and Treasurer of its Brandywine Funds. Early in his career, he spent seven years running ISI’s national educational program. Mr. Long has served on the boards of a number of organizations, including the Library of Congress Trust Fund, the Philadelphia Society, the Council for National Policy, the Delaware Art Museum, the Wilmington Renaissance Corporation, Saint Edmond’s Academy, and Marion T. Academy Charter School. 

Trustee
James Piereson

James Piereson is president of the William E. Simon Foundation, a private grantmaking foundation located in New York City. The foundation has broad charitable interests in education, religion, and problems of youth. He assumed this post as of January 1, 2006. Mr. Piereson is also a senior fellow at The Manhattan Institute in New York where he is director of the Center for the American University.

Trustee
Ion Ratiu

Ion Ratiu

CEO of the Austin Thyroid and Endocrinology Center

Ion Ratiu is CEO of the Austin Thyroid and Endocrinology Center in Austin, Texas. He earned his PhD in electrical engineering and computer sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Technical University in Hanover, Germany, he spent twenty years at IBM in advanced technical development and technical and business strategy, managing more than $1 billion in revenue. Dr. Ratiu is a trustee of the Witherspoon Institute.

Trustee
Marc Thiessen

Marc A. Thiessen

Chief speechwriter to President George W. Bush, columnist

Marc A. Thiessen is a columnist for the Washington Post, a New York Times bestselling author, and a Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. The Daily Telegraph named him one of the "100 most influential conservatives in America." Thiessen had a fifteen-year national security career that took him from Capitol Hill to the Pentagon to the White House, where was chief speechwriter to President George W. Bush. He is a graduate of Vassar College, where he began his writing career with ISI's Collegiate Network of independent student publications.

Trustee
Bridgett Wagner

Vice President for External Relations, The Heritage Foundation

Bridgett Wagner is vice president for external relations at The Heritage Foundation, overseeing the think tank’s Coalition Relations, Lectures and Seminars, Young Leaders, and Strategic Outreach programs, among other duties. All are focused on spreading conservative principles, policies, and ideas among allies, public audiences, interns and young professionals, and new audiences. Her responsibilities also include advising and consulting with fellow leaders in the private and public sectors. Wagner was previously Heritage’s director of coalition relations, motivating, supporting, encouraging, counseling, and otherwise helping to build a vital network of conservative think tanks and issue-based organizations in the United States and around the world.

In addition to her Heritage duties, Wagner serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Dallas and of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. She is a director of State Policy Network, the Foundation for Government Accountability, and the Dominican Foundation. She is also a member of the advisory boards of Docs4Patient Care Foundation, Talent Market, and the National Civic Arts Society. She is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and the Philadelphia Society.

Wagner is originally from Richardson, Texas, and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Dallas. She resides in Washington, D.C.

Emeritus Trustees

Holland Coors

President and Founder

Holland "Holly" Coors was the President and Founder of Women of Our Hemisphere Achieving Together. In addition to serving on ISI's Board, she served on the Boards of the Air Force Academy, Defense Forum Foundation, Council for National Policy, and the Pan American Development Fund. She was appointed by former President Ronald Reagan to serve as an Ambassador to the National Year of the Americas.

 

President Emeritus
T. Cribb Jr.

T. Kenneth Cribb Jr. is the former president of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Mr. Cribb was Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs in the Reagan administration, serving as President Reagan’s top adviser on domestic matters. Earlier in the administration he held the position of Counselor to the Attorney General. He also served as Vice Chairman of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board from 1989 to 1992.

 

Richard M. DeVos
Richard DeVos

M. Evans

Founder, National Journalism Center

M. Stanton Evans (1934–2015) was the founder and longtime director of the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C. He became the country’s youngest editor of a daily newspaper when he took the helm of the Indianapolis News at the age of twenty-six. Mr. Evans wrote countless articles and essays for various publications, and he was the author of several books, including Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies and The Theme Is Freedom: Religion, Politics, and the American Tradition. He served as an ISI lecturer and trustee for decades and was the recipient of ISI’s highest honor, the Charles H. Hoeflich Lifetime Achievement Award.

Charles Hoeflich

President Emeritus

Charles H. Hoeflich, President Emeritus of the Univest Corporation, was a founding member of ISI’s board. Mr. Hoeflich served as secretary and treasurer of ISI’s board of trustees from 1953 to 1999. For fifty years, he has labored as a moral, financial, and practical guiding light to ISI and its leadership. For this reason, ISI named its highest award, the Charles H. Hoeflich Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his immeasurable contributions to the Institute.

Edwin Meese

Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy, Heritage Foundation

Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese was among President Ronald Reagan's most important advisors. As Chairman of the Domestic Policy Council and the National Drug Policy Board, and as a member of the National Security Council, he played a key role in the development and execution of domestic and foreign policy. During the 1970s, Mr. Meese was Director of the Center for Criminal Justice Policy and Management and Professor of Law at the University of San Diego. He earlier served as Chief of Staff for then-Governor Reagan and was a local prosecutor in California. Currently, Mr. Meese serves as the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy as well as the Chairman for the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He earned his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

President Emeritus
E. Milione

E. Victor Milione

E. Victor Milione (1924-2008) was ISI's longest serving president (1963-1988). He was credited with building up ISI's national campus infrastructure and establishing two of the Institute's most influential endeavors: The Intercollegiate Review and the Richard M. Weaver Fellowships. In addition to his work at ISI, in 1981 Mr. Milione was appointed to the Board of Foreign Scholarships by President Reagan and served on the Advisory Panel on International and Cultural Exchange of the United States Information Agency. As president emeritus, Mr. Milione served on the ISI Board of Trustees and on the Weaver Fellowship selection committee.

 

Robert H. Miller†
Robert Miller

Henry Regnery

Mr. Regnery received a B.S. degree in mathematics from M.I.T. and a M.A. in economics from Harvard. Between 1934 and 1936 he studied at the University of Bonn in Germany. He was the founder, in 1947, of the Henry Regnery Company (currently Regnery Publishing, Inc.), which went on to gain high and enduring distinction in the world of American publishing. Mr. Regnery is the author ofMemoirs of a Dissident Publisher (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979) and Creative Chicago: From The Chap-Book to the University (Chicago Historical Bookworks, 1993).

 

Richard Ware†
Dr. Richard Ware

Richard Ware

Marion Wells

Marion was a long-time member of the Board of Trustees of Capital Research Center. She also served as an advisor to several civic organizations, including: Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, the Cleveland Clinic of Florida, and the Board of The Orleans.

 

Since 1992, she was Co-Chairman of the Heritage Legacy Society, a group of supporters who make gifts through their estates so the Heritage Foundation will be a permanent voice in Washington. Marion's late husband, Preston "Dick" Wells, was a long time trustee of several organizations. She continued his legacy as a stalwart advocate of conservative principles in America

 

Preston Wells

Preston "Dick" Wells was a true hero. Serving as a Marine in World War II, he fought valiantly at Iwo Jima. As Manager of Engineering and Production for Quaker Oats and co-founder of the Las Olas Company of Palm Beach, Florida, he was an exemplary businessman, whose prosperity never surpassed his virtue.

As a friend of the conservative movement, Dick Wells served as a trustee of the Heritage Foundation. In 1996, he became an ISI Trustee, and in 2002 Chairman of the ISI Board. He was an enthusiastic supporter of ISI’s many programs for the young, and was a pioneer in helping to establish ISI’s Honors Program. In his memory, ISI has named Preston "Dick" Wells a permanent honorary trustee.