Neil Barclay, President & CEO of The Charles H. Wright Museum announced on Friday that Charles Ferrell, after eight years of exceptional service to The Wright, has officially resigned from his position as Vice President of Public Programs.
“The Wright and our entire family have truly benefited from Charles’s dedication and leadership in working with our team to produce internationally recognized public programs,” says Neil Barclay. “The residents and visitors alike are much more aware of renowned authors, scholars, musical artists, and African-American history in general as a result of his commitment. He will be sorely missed.”
Over the years, Charles founded and directed the nationally acclaimed Liberation Film Series and numerous public programs. Most recently he was named the first recipient of the “Humanities Champion of the Year” award from Michigan Humanities Council and continues to be internationally recognized for his program development and involvement in advancing social justice.
Mr. Ferrell has accepted a new role as Vice President for Development and Global Programs with The Keiga Foundation, headquartered in Troy, MI. Ferrell will be responsible for the development of international and regional cultural exchange programs, institutional partnerships, charitable giving, and communications. “As we continue our work of opening minds and changing lives, Charles’s talents, expertise and extensive background will continue to serve as our inspiration” says Neil Barclay. “We know he will be an asset to The Keiga Foundation as he continues to positively impact institutions and audiences across the globe”.