Charles B Wright
Charles B. Wright Leadership Institute
Charles B. Wright Leadership Institute was established in December 2000, the Charles B. Wright Institute, Emerging Student Leaders Program is designed for students who want to strengthen their leadership skills, and knowledge of Coppin State University.
Through a year-long series of seminars and workshops, participants assess leadership styles, practice leadership skills, meet and interact with campus and community leaders, plan strategies for campus and community involvement, and set goals for leadership development.
The purpose of the program is to maximize the ability of these individuals and to prepare them to develop a leadership transcript that will document co-curricular experiences. The program addresses the needs of emerging leaders and experienced leaders and emphasizes experiential learning and direct application.
About Charles B. Wright
Charles B. Wright was born on March 28, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the older of two male siblings and died after a brief illness on January 9, 1994. Charles B. Wright graduated from Baltimore City College High School in 1961. He then went on and obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Coppin State Teachers College in May 1966. And he also received his Masters in Education from Coppin in 1970. While attending Coppin he was a very active student leader. He initiated the Charter Line for Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. in 1965 and served as the first chapter president. He also held several positions in different clubs/organizations. And he also worked in various positions during his tenure at Coppin State including, but not limited to, research associate and assistant professor. He even once served as the Vice President for Student Life (known now as the Division of Student Affairs) at Coppin.
Charles B. Wright's accomplished many things on local and national levels. And in honor of him, in December 2000, the Charles B. Wright (CBW) Leadership Institute was development. This program is designed for students who want to strengthen their leadership skills and knowledge of Coppin State University (then College). Throughout their tenure at Coppin student participants assess leadership styles, practice learned skills meet and interact with campus and community leaders, plan strategies for campus and community involvement, and set goals for leadership development.
There are two levels of student leadership within CBW, emerging and experienced leaders. The objectives of the Leadership Institute is to prepare students for effective leadership in multicultural environments, to provide participants with opportunities to develop their individual leadership styles, and to help students build skills in communication, group management, and understanding of group dynamics. The group emphasizes experiential learning and direct application. The leadership program maximizes these skills and abilities of participants to develop a transcript that will document co-curricular experiences.