MVI -- Yesterday and Today:
The Mount Vernon Institute was established in 1992 by former University of Southern California professor Dr. Ron Stupak. Over the next few years, Dean Stupak provided superb leadership of the Institute that was focused on executive leadership training, executive development, and psychology. During this period the Institute was part of Mount Vernon College in the City of Washington, DC. Later, Mount Vernon College merged with and became part of George Washington University in what is now known as the GWU Mount Vernon Campus. At that time the MVI became an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan organization no longer associated GWU.
Today, the original intent of the MVI has expanded to include research, education and consulting services into contemporary issues involving the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, government accountability, international development, human rights, intelligence, terrorism and homeland security. The institute is based on classical liberal principles, today called 'conservative principles'. The Institute supports democracy and the importance of the original intent of the U.S. Constitution. The United States was established as a Christian nation with a biblical worldview and remains so today as many other religions are welcomed into the United States. This puts into practice the exercise of religious freedom and tolerance, an important principle on which the United States was founded.
Dr. Noel Gibeson Corbell