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 .
Faith Fowler, '81
Professional Association: Senior Pastor of Cass Community Methodist Church, Executive Director of Cass Community Social Services.
Education: Degree, Albion College, Phi Beta Kappa, 1981. Master of Divinity from the Boston University School of Theology. Master of Public Administration from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Rev. Faith Fowler graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Albion College in 1981. She received a Master of Divinity degree from the Boston University School of Theology and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Rev. Fowler has served as the Senior Pastor of Cass Community United Methodist Church and currently serves as Executive Director of Cass Community Social Services (CCSS) since 1994. As chief executive for CCSS, Fowler oversees fiscal, administrative and program development for a human service agency that works with the hungry, homeless, seniors, unemployed, at-risk youth, mentally ill, developmentally disabled, persons with HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer's, and operates two free medical clinics. In addition to her church involvement, Rev. Fowler serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Michigan - Dearborn.
Beyond her work at CCSS, Rev. Fowler has served as a board member for the Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation, advisory board member of the Detroit Area Agency on Aging, the General Board of Church and Society in Washington, D.C., and is the Chair of Detroit's Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Community Advisory Committee.
Her Albion College involvement included: PBK, Band, Pleiad, Pi Beta Phi, Recipient of Project 250, and DAA. She currently serves on the Detroit Chapter Committee.
Rev. Fowler has received numerous professional accolades including a Detroit Free Press Green Leader Award in 2010.
Her interests include reading, running, the environment and travel. Fowler has finished the Boston Marathon four times and has traveled extensively. Rev. Fowler currently lives in Detroit, Michigan.
Michael J. Harrington, '85
Professional Association: Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Global Operations for Eli Lilly & Company.
Education: Degree, Albion College, 1985. Doctor of Jurisprudence, Barnard College - University of Columbia.
In 1991, Mr. Harrington joined Lilly and currently serves as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Pharmaceutical Operations. He is responsible for five global business units: Oncology, Emerging Markets, Animal Health, Bio-Medicines and Diabetes.
In addition to working from Lilly’s headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, Mr. Harrington has also lived and worked in New Zealand and Singapore. He serves on a number of boards including: Board and Executive Committee for Lawyers for Civil Justice and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Harrington is also a board member of the Indiana Repertory Theatre.
His Albion College involvement includes: Delta Tau Delta, PBK, Albion Fellow, Admission Volunteers and National Volunteer Network.
Mr. Harrington and his wife, Judy, live in Zionsville, Indiana with their children David, Ellen and Jacob.
Deborah L. Kiesey
Professional Association: Resident Bishop for the Michigan Area United Methodist Church
Education: Morningside College, Religion and Piano Performance (Honors), 1973. Boston University School of Theology, Masters of Divinity, 1976.
Deborah Lieder Kiesey graduated with honors from Morningside College in 1973, with degrees in Religion and Piano Performance. For her successful efforts, Bishop Kiesey was named Outstanding Alumna of the Year for Morningside College in 2004. While a student at Boston University School of Theology, she felt a calling to the ordained ministry and earned her Master of Divinity degree in 1976. She received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Boston University School of Theology in 2013.
Ordained Deacon in 1974 and Elder in 1977, she served the following churches in the Iowa Annual Conference: Richland & Ollie, Washington (Associate), Mt. Pleasant (Senior Pastor), and Iowa City (Senior Pastor). In 2001 she was appointed to the Waterloo District, and served there until her election to the episcopacy.
Bishop Kiesey was elected to serve as a delegate to the General Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1988, and was the first elected clergy from the Iowa Annual Conference in 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004. Throughout her ministry she has had the privilege of serving on a wide range of committees and boards, including the Board of Fellows, University of Iowa School of Religion, the Board of Trustees for Iowa Wesleyan College, Morningside College and Dakota Wesleyan University, the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women from 1992 – 2000, and on the General Board of Church and Society from 2004 – 2012, serving as President of that Board from 2008 – 2012.
She has received honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees from both Iowa Wesleyan College (in 2004) and Dakota Wesleyan University (in 2012).
Bishop Kiesey was elected to the Episcopacy in 2004, and was assigned as Resident Bishop of the Dakotas Area of the United Methodist Church, serving there until 2012, when she was assigned as the Resident Bishop for the Michigan Area United Methodist Church.
Bishop Kiesey and her husband D. Bradley Kiesey, an attorney from Washington, Iowa, have two adult sons, Joel and Aaron.
Bishop Kiesey serves as an Albion College Trustee because…
I want to do what I can to strengthen the connection between our United Methodist affiliated schools and the Michigan Area of the United Methodist Church. I believe a strong bond will strengthen not only the college, but our local churches and the annual conference as a whole.