Hon. Mark Schauer '84 served from 2009-2011 as U.S. Representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district serving the Albion-Battle Creek region. He was previously a member of the Michigan Senate, where he served as the Minority Leader, and the Michigan House of Representatives. He was a sociology/Spanish major and member of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Public Policy and Service. He currently serves on the Ford Institute Visiting Committee and volunteers in many other ways to benefit Albion College.