B.A., Denison University, 1979
Charlie Ingram is one of Denison’s most committed and successful volunteers. He has served in virtually every volunteer role offered by the College, including admissions work, career advising for students, alumni club leadership, and fund-raising. In the latter capacity, Charlie has worked on behalf of his Reunion Fund gift drives and The Campaign for Denison, and he has served as National Chair of the President’s Associates, the Class Agent Program, and the Annual Fund Fellows Program. He has hosted students in May Term projects and he currently participates in Denison’s new Alumni/Student Leadership Mentoring Program. Charlie also serves as Vice President of his Class.
In recent years, Charlie has been elected to several leadership positions on the Alumni Council, serving as Council Member-at-Large (1990-92) and Vice President for Alumni Clubs (1994-96), during which time the number of Denison alumni clubs grew from twenty-four to thirty-two. He then served a two year term as President of the Alumni Council and of The Society of the Alumni (1996-98). In his early years on Council, Charlie was part of the effort to research and formulate a long-range plan for the Alumni Society, among other major initiatives. As President of Council and the Alumni Society, Charlie was highly instrumental in promoting understanding in the aftermath of the 1995decision to make fraternities nonresidential, and he also led the Council to enhanced alumni/student connections. Serving simultaneously on Denison’s Presidential Search Committee, he guided Council through the institution’s transition to a new President. In the fall of 2000, Charlie will begin a six-year term on Denison’s Board as an Alumni-Nominated Trustee.
In his professional life, Charlie is National Sales Manager for Eriez Magnetics, a premier manufacturer of industrial magnetic separators, vibratory conveyors, and metal detectors in Erie, Pennsylvania. In his community he is active on the Board of the Erie Center for the Blind and Visually Handicapped, and on the Board of Corporators of St. Vincent Health System. He serves annually as a united Way Account Executive. Charlie and his wife Emily have two children, Kelsey and Nicholas. Charlie’s sister, Molly Ingram McDowell, is a member of the Denison Class of 1984.