Welcome from Interim President Frandsen
Welcome, and thanks for visiting Albion College's home on the web—whether you're stopping by for the first time or looking to reconnect; whether you're a current student, faculty or staff member, or someone who lives in our local community, this is your source to learn about the great things happening here every day.
I've seen them firsthand for nearly a decade, and I am privileged to do so in the 2013-2014 academic year as the College's interim president.
Since 1835, Albion has offered an outstanding undergraduate education rooted in the liberal arts and sciences. Fast-forward to today, and more than ever we believe that foundation is exactly what is needed to prepare tomorrow's leaders in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and dynamic world. Equally vital is our intentional integration of curricular, co-curricular, and experiential learning on our residential campus. Internships, off-campus study, participation in student organizations and athletics, volunteering in our community—they all reflect our belief that valuable learning happens outside the classroom as well.
The Albion Advantage comes from all these things. As evidenced by the sustained success of our alumni, Albion graduates are ready to think critically, communicate convincingly, act purposefully, and adapt continuously. They are leaders in education, business, medicine, public service, the arts, and their communities.
I have worn several hats at Albion: economics and management professor, Gerstacker Institute director and, most recently, vice president for finance and administration. I am energized by our students, faculty and staff, and the opportunity to collaborate with the City of Albion. And I am honored to serve the College in my new role as we prepare to welcome our 16th president.
Albion is a wonderful place, and I encourage you to experience it for yourself—both online and in person, either for the first time or all over again. I hope to see you on campus soon.
Io Triumphe! Go Brits!
Mike Frandsen, Ph.D.