Richard A. Erlanger, H ‘63, has been appointed President of the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization effective June 30, 2009. Mr. Erlanger, an early-stage supporter of the AHI, formerly served as Vice President and is currently a Director of the AHI.

“When it became clear that the AHI would be off campus, I indicated to the Fellows and other supporters that I would continue my efforts and establish the AHI as an independent entity. That work is now done,” commented J. Hunter Brown, founding President and Director. The recent execution by the AHI of a renewable, long-term lease of its headquarters with an option to buy is a significant milestone. “It’s a pleasure to see Dick assume the Presidency. With his leadership and the support of the Fellows and alumni, the Institute will continue to grow as an irreplaceable producer of high quality scholarship and unparalleled intellectual experience.”

“The AHI is off to a great start and stands on a solid foundation,” commented Mr. Erlanger, “I look forward to helping build its future.”