Copeland arrives at Spring Hill after serving as vice president of operations for Wiggins Incorporated in Montgomery, Ala., a nationwide mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractor group, and principal for The Alabama Group, a small business development group.
His academic career began at Harding University in Searcy, Ark. Copeland was the assistant to the president as well as the Director of the Center for Professional Excellence in the University’s Carter College of Business. He also taught classes on leadership, business communications, promotional strategies and entrepreneurial studies in the business school.
He has a history of proven successful leadership, directing and managing large teams and hundreds of volunteers while managing eight-figure budgets.
“I am motivated to get to work and focus on growing our footprint here in Mobile and across the Southeast and U.S.,” Copeland said. “Spring Hill is such a special place, and there is so much history and opportunity here, and I am thankful to be part of it all.”
“I’m also pretty excited about having endless options of good coastal cuisine!”
Copeland holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration at Harding and earned his doctorate of education at the University of Alabama. He is joined in Mobile by his wife, daughter and three sons.
About Spring Hill College
Founded in 1830, Spring Hill College is the oldest Catholic College in the Southeast and the third-oldest Jesuit college in the United States. Spring Hill combines the Jesuit tradition of excellence in education and a commitment to caring for the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – with innovative educational experiences. Located in Mobile, Ala., Spring Hill’s mission is to form leaders engaged in learning, faith, justice, and service for life. As a result, Spring Hill students are engaged, inspired, and transformed by their experiences. For more information, visit www.shc.edu.