CSH Welcomes New Executive Director
The following article is from the Secular
Humanist Bulletin, Volume 19, Number 3.
Council for Secular Humanism is pleased to announce that David Koepsell has been
appointed as its new executive director, replacing Edward Buckner.
After a thorough national search, Dr. Koepsell was selected from among
many qualified candidates. He holds
both a Ph.D in philosophy and a law degree and has taught courses in both
subjects. He has also practiced law.
Dr. Koepsell will also coordinate program activities of the
Center for Inquiry, which has been growing rapidly, opening new offices recently
at Rockefeller Center in New York City and Tampa, Florida. It is nearing
completion of extensive renovations of its recently acquired Center in Los
Angeles. A native of Western New York, Mr. Koepsell’s wife is a practicing
Dr. Paul Kurtz, chairman of the Center, said, “Dr.
Koepsell has joined us as we are preparing to launch a major new national fund
drive. He will work closely with Richard Hull, professor emeritus of philosophy
at the State University of New York at Buffalo, who has recently joined the
Center as development officer, and Barry Karr, its long-standing chief operating
was also announced that outgoing Council executive director, Edward Buckner,
will return to Atlanta, Georgia, where he will assume the position of southern
director of the Council for Secular Humanism. Paul Kurtz said, “We regret
losing Dr. Buckner and his wife, Diane, both of whom have served with
distinction, to the Western New York area. But he will continue as spokesperson
for the Council, traveling throughout the nation, but focusing primarily on the
southern states. Ed Buckner came out of retirement to take over the executive
directorship, and we are especially grateful to him and look forward to working
together cooperatively as the Council and Center continue to grow.”
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