Andrew Heiskell, a former chairman of Time Inc. and a member of the Executive Committee of IIE's Board of Trustees, was a renowned international and cultural philanthropist and a long-time supporter of international education. He died in July 2003 at his home in Darien, Connecticut.
Mr. Heiskell was a former head of one of the world's largest providers of news and information, having retired in 1980 after a twenty-year tenure as Chairman of the Board of Time Inc. Born in Italy and educated in Germany, Switzerland and France, Mr. Heiskell came to the United States in 1935. He attended the Harvard Graduate School of Business and worked as a reporter for the New York Herald Tribune before joining LIFE Magazine as Science and Medical Editor in 1937. After serving as Publisher and General Manager of LIFE and Vice President of Time Inc., Mr. Heiskell was elected Chairman of the Board of Time Inc. in 1960 and became the company's Chief Executive Officer in 1969.
Mr. Heiskell was Chairman Emeritus of the New York Public Library and served as Chairman of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities and The Bryant Park Restoration Corporation, and as Vice Chairman of the Lincoln Center Theater. He was a founder and Co-Chair of the National Urban Coalition. He served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Institute of International Education, and in the same capacity for several other organizations, including People for the American Way, the American Academy in Rome, and the Brookings Institution.