Dennis W. Wahr, '74
Professional Association: President and CEO of Holaria, Inc.
Education: Albion College, 1974. Wayne State University, Doctor of Medicine. University of Michigan, Residency. UC San Francisco, Cardiovascular Fellowship.
Dr. Dennis W. Wahr graduated from Albion College in 1974. Following his undergraduate studies, Dr. Wahr continued his education earning his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Wayne State University. He completed his residency at the University of Michigan and completed his cardiovascular fellowship training at UC San Francisco. As a board certified interventional cardiologist, he practiced for 14 years at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI before leaving practice to begin his entrepreneurial career of developing medical devices.
Dr. Wahr currently serves as President and CEO of Holaria, Inc, a private company specializing in developing products for patients who suffer from chronic lung disease.
Dr. Wahr was Co-Founder and past President of Lutonix, Inc., a venture-backed medical device startup company dedicated to developing products for the treatment of vascular disease. Lutonix was acquired by CR Bard in 2011.
Dr. Wahr was also Co-Founder and President of Velocimed, Inc., a venture-backed medical device startup company, also dedicated to developing products for the treatment of vascular disease. Velocimed was acquired by St. Jude Medical in 2005.
While at Albion, Dr. Wahr was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, the Men’s Basketball Team, and the Men’s Golf Team. He was inducted into the Albion College Hall of Fame in 2008. He is also a Mentor Program Volunteer.
Dr. Wahr is married to Dr. Joyce Wahr, who is a Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Minnesota. They have three grown children, Alexa, Christine and Jennifer. The Wahr’s live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Dr. Wahr serves as an Albion College Trustee because…
Albion is an outstanding institution that had a positive and profound impact on his career.
Hollis Williams, '12
Professional Association: Math Teacher and Swim Coach at Chesterton High School.
Education: Albion College, 2012.
Hollis Williams graduated from Albion College in 2012 earning her BA in Education. She currently serves as a Math Teacher and Swim Team Coach at Chesterton High School in Chesterton, Indiana.
While at Albion, Ms. Williams was the Varsity Women’s Swim Team Captain, President of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Member of the National Championship Canoe Club, and Dean’s List award winner every semester. She also participated in AC Dancers, Delta Gamma Leader, Geology Club, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Order of Omega, Pre-Med, Ski and Snowboard Club, and Water Polo Club.
Ms. Williams has attained teaching certificates in both Michigan and Indiana. She resides in Valparaiso, IN.
Ms. Williams serves as an Albion College Trustee because…
serving as the recent grad board member gives her an amazing experience to give back to Albion in such a noticeable form at a young age. She is able to bridge her recent Albion experience with high school teaching knowledge and input from current Albion students to add a fresh perspective.
Kevin F. Asher, '88
Professional Association: Partner, Ernst & Young LLP.
Education: B.A. Degree, Albion College, 1986.
Kevin is a senior partner based in Ernst & Young LLP’s San Jose, CA office. He serves as the global coordinating partner for some of the firm’s most significant clients, and also leads Ernst & Young LLP’s Assurance practice in the Silicon Valley. Kevin focuses on the technology industry, advising global clients on accounting and reporting matters related to new business models, acquisitions, restructurings, debt and equity offerings, finance captives, leasing, international tax matters related to offshore earnings, complex tax structures as well as dealings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators.
In 2009, Kevin relocated to the Silicon Valley from Detroit, where he served as the firm’s regional assurance leader. During his 24 years of experience in Detroit, Kevin was actively involved in working with clients to address leading business matters facing the automotive industry including advising on numerous international and domestic acquisitions, divestitures, debt and equity offerings and the most significant restructurings within the industry. He was also a member of the leadership team forming the Detroit-based EY Global Automotive Center.
Kevin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Management from Albion College in 1986. He has been involved in a number of Albion College organizations and programs including Sigma Nu, Briton Career Connections and the Gerstacker Institute Visiting Committee. In addition, he is an active participant in his community, serving on the board of the Lincoln Child Center based in Oakland, CA. The Lincoln Child Center provides mental health care services to the most at-risk and emotionally troubled children and families in the Bay Area.
Kevin and his wife, Essie, have three children: twin daughters, Erin and Morgan, and son, Ross. They reside in Los Gatos, CA.
Diane S. Carr, '81
Professional Association: Attorney (Retired), Brookover, Carr & Schaberg, P.C.
Education: B.A. Degree, Albion College, 1981. Doctor of Jurisprudence, Wayne State University, 1984.
Diane Carr graduated from Albion College in 1981, with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Upon graduation, she continued her education, earning her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Wayne State University in 1984 and joined the law firm Foster, Swift, Collins & Coey in Lansing, Michigan. From 1989-1997 Diane Carr held numerous leadership positions at Ingham Regional Medical Center including General Counsel and Corporate Director of Legal Services. Mrs. Carr returned to the private practice of law in 1998 as a partner at Brookover,Carr & Schaberg, P.C. in E. Lansing, Michigan. In 2010, she retired from Brookover, Carr & Schaberg, P.C and the practice of law.
While at Albion College, Mrs. Carr received the Webster Award for her academic record and was involved in many organizations including: Lincoln Law Club, History Honorary Society, and Kappa Delta Sorority. At Wayne State University, Mrs. Carr was a member of the American Bar Association, Student Division and was honored in Who's Who Among American Law Students.
An active supporter of the College, Diane Carr has volunteered to assist with activities in the Lansing area. She has served on the Visiting Committee for the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Public Policy and Service. Mrs. Carr has been a trustee of the College since 2004. She currently chairs the Committee on Trusteeship. Diane and husband, James F. Carr, Jr., '81, have been philanthropic toward the college. In addition to contributions to the annual fund, they have established the Diane and James F. Carr, Jr., Endowed Scholarship, funded a room in the Science Complex, and established the David Egnatuk Endowed Scholarship for Men's Track.
When residing in Lansing, Michigan, Mrs. Carr was involved in her community serving as a member of the Junior League of Lansing, a member of the board of the Hospice of Lansing, nc., and a member of the Community Board for Sparrow Health Care System.
Mrs. Carr now lives in Petosky, Michigan with her husband.
Mrs. Carr serves as an Albion College Trustee because…
she strongly believes that a liberal arts education is what has prepared and will continue to prepare the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators in this ever changing world .