William A. Keyes IV is the Founder and President of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship, which selects some of America’s best and brightest African American male college students for internships that prepare them for leadership positions in both the public and private sectors. The Institute develops these young men by introducing them to industry leaders, and through the study of economic and constitutional principles.
Keyes served as a White House senior policy advisor from 1981 thru 1984.
Keyes received the Order of the Golden Fleece, the most prestigious honorary society at UNC. He was inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Honor Society and received the prestigious Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumni Award.
Keyes is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the only person in the University’s 227-year history to earn a PhD while serving on its Board of Trustees.